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MINUTES 






SIXTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL MEETING 



Baptist State Convention 



NORTH CAROLINA 



Greenville, N. 0., December 8-12, 1898 



CONTENTS: 

Boards 3 

Constitution 9 

Messenger'! 5 

Officers 2 

I'roceeditigs 13 

Apfkndix I — Proceetiings Baptist Historical Soc ety 79 

II — Ordaitieti Ministers and Statistics Si 






RALRIGH 

Presses of Edwards & Broughton 

1898 



OFFICERS. 

PKESIDKNT : 

Rev. 11. H. Maksh, D. D Oxford, N. C. 

vicp:-i'REsiDEN'rs : 

Noah Biggs Scotland Neck, N. C. 

Prof. W. L. Potkat Wake Forest, N. C. 

Rev. Livingston' Johnson Greensboro, N. C. 

HECoKDING SECKETAKIKS: 

N. B. Broughton Raleigh, N. C. 

Rev. Hight V. Mooke Newbern, N. C. 

TREASURER : 

J. I). BousHAi.i IJaleigh. X. C. 

auditor : 
Walters Dirham Raleioh. N. C. 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY : 

Rev. John E. White Raleigh, N. C. 

TRUSTEES : 

Rev. W. C. Tyree Durham, N. C. 

C. M. Cooke Louisburg, N. ( '. 

Rev. Livingston Johnson Greensboro, N. C. 

T. H. Briggs Raleigh, N. C. 

Prof. L. R. Mills \^^ake Forest, N. 0. 



BOARDS OF THE CONVENTION, 

For 1898-'99. 

BOARD OF MISSIONS AND SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

John E. Ray. Chairman ; Joliu E.White. Corresponding Secretary ; 
J. H. Alford. G. M. Allen, J. S. Allen, J. D. Boushall, C. B. Edwards, A. 

D. Hunter. J. B. Boone. J. M. Broughton, A. B. Forrest, S. W. Brewer, 
N. B. Broughton. J. C. Caddell. J. W. Carter, H. W. Norris. W. C. 
Douglass, J. C. Ellington. W. R. Gwaltney, F. P. Hobgood, J. N. Hold- 
ing. E. C. Holleraan. C. J. Hunter. W. N. Jones. J. C. Scarborough, T. 

E. Skinner. A. M. Simms, H. L. Watson, J. D. Hufham. H. C. Dock- 
ery. C. M. Cooke. W. L. Poteat, John T. Pullen, J. W. Bailey, J. B. 
Brewer. J.S. Hardaway, J. P. Wyatt, B. W. Spilman. A. C. Barron, J. 
A. Mundy. R. N. Simms. W. R. Cullom, E. P. Moses. W. W. Vass. T. 
J. Taylor, T. M. Pittman. W. C. Petty. 

Alleghany and Grayson, W. C. Fields; Ashe and Alleghany, J. Ellis; 
Atlantic. C. W. Blanchard : Ale.rander, L. P. Gwaltney ; Beulah, J. E. 
Jordan ; Bladen. Wm. Brunt : Brier Creek. D. C. Jarvis ; BriisJiy Movn- 
tain. J. L. Hemphill : Bnncomhe. L. B. McBrayer ; Caldwell, J. V. Mc- 
Call : Carolina. T. J. Rickman : Cedar Creek, R. W. Horrell ; Central, 
P. A. Dunn; Catawba River. S. J. Porter; Cape Fear, J. J. Adams; 
Chowan. T. B. Boushall ; Eastern. L. R. Carroll; Elkin, J. W. Burchett. 
(Trap Hill): Flat Pdver. T. H. Street : i^re??c7j Broad. W. P. Jervis ; 
Green i??ver.W. M.Whitesides: Haywood. J. L. Morgan; Kings Mountain. 
G. M. Webb; Liberty. A. John.son: Liberty and Ducktoicn. J. F. McGee; 
Little River. J. M. HoUeman : Mecklenhwg and Cobarms. R. H.Jor- 
dan : Mitchell. L. H. Green. (Bakersville) ; il/oji^gromer?/. W. L. Wright : 
Mt. Zion. W. C. Tyree; New Found, H. Buckner : Pee Dee, J. G. Bla- 
lock ; Piedmont, R. W. Brooks : Pilot Mountain, H. A. Brown ; Raleigh, 
J. T. Holt; Robeson. E.K. Proctor, Jr. ; Sandy Creek. C. L. Greaves: 
South Fork, W. A. Graham: South River. John Gates; South Yadkin, G. 
H. Church : Stanly. E. F. Eddins ; Stone Mountain, J. S. Kilby : Tar 
River, N. Biggs ; Tennessee River, Jesse Elmore : Three Forks, W. S. 
Farthing: Transylvania, E. M. Allison; Tuckaseigce, T. C. Boysan ; 
Union. A M. Croxton : West Choivan, T. T. Speight; Western North 
Carolina, H. B. Elliott : Yadkin, V. M. Swain : Yayicey County Associa- 
tion. B. B. Riddle. 



4 BOARDS OF THE CONVENTION. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL AND COLPORTAOE COMMITTEE. 

N. B. Broughton, Chairman; A. M. Simms, Jno. E. White, W. N, 
Jones, Jno. E. Ray, S. W. Brewer, W. C. Douglass, W. L. Poteat, Jno. 
T. PuUen, J. D. Boushall, J. W. Bailey. J. W. Carter. J. B. Brewer. J. 
M. Broughton. W. R. Cullom 



BOARD OF EDUCATION. 

C. E. Taylor, W. L. Poteat, J. F. Lanneau. W. B. Royall, Jno. Mitchell, 
D. W. Allen, W. R. Cullom. C. E. Brewer, J. G. Caddell, J. M. 
Brewer, T. E. Holding, J. B. Carlyle, J. H. Gorrell, W. B. Dunn, B. F. 
Sledd, G. W. Paschal, J. C. Fowler, P. W. Johnson, W. C. Parker. L. 
R. Mills, J. B. Brewer. J. B. Powers, R. E. Royall. F. M. Purefoy. N. 
A. Dunn, N. Y. Gullev. J. C. McNeill. E. W. Sikes. 



MINISTERIAL RELIEF BOARD. 

W. C. Tyree, C. J. D. Parker, O. C. Horfon, T. E. Cheek. H. A. 
Reams. H. A. Foushee, J. S. Hardaway, A. H. Riggsbee, D. L. Gore. J. 
P. Timberlake, J. F. McDuffie. 



ORPHANAGE BOARD. 

John Mitchell. President; John B. Brewer. W. R. Gwaltney, H. F. 
Sclienck. J. D. Brevard, Henrj' C. Dockery, J. S. Montague, Thomas 

Carrick, J. H. Lassiter. F. P. Hobgood. Noah Biggs, M. L. Kesler, E. 
Frost. Dennis Simmons, John C. Scarborough, R. W. Brooks. John 
E. Ray. Stephen Mclntyre. 



TRUSTEES OF BAPTIST FEMALE UNIVERSITY. 

W. C. Fetty , President ; N. B. Broughtou. Secretary ; A. M. Simms, 
CJunrinan Exeeutive Committee : O. L. Stringlield, Financial Secretary ; 
C. M. Cooke. F. H. Briggs. W. N. Jones, John E. Ray, C. J. Hunter, E. 
McK. Goodwin, J. N. Holding, W. B. Oliver, W. L. Poteat. W. C. 
Tyree. S. W. Brewer. J. D. Boushall, J. B. Brewer, M. L, Kesler, J. Y. 
Joyner, J. W. Bailey. J. E. White. R. T. Vann. J. W. Carter. H. B. 
Duffv. 



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LIST OF MESSENGERvS. 



ATL A XT IC ASSOv 'I AT lOX 

Gohhboro. First Church — Janieri Long. W. (}. Britt, C. B. Aycock. 

Kinsfon — C. W. Blancliard. Ric'iard H. Lewis. 

La Grange — J. W. Ro.se. 

yeu'berv. Mi'idie Street — Hi.tciil C. Moore. 

Xeirbern. Tabernacle — H. H. ^la.shburn. H. B. Duffy. 

Sirring (Tiirdeii — J. M. Aldenn;'n, Xewbeni. 

BEri.AH ASSOCIATIO.V. 

Milton — L N. Cliappell. 

BRUSHY MOUNTAIN ASSOCIATION. 

XortJi ^ViIkes})oro — W. R. Bradsliaw. 

BUNCOMBE COUNTY ASSOCIATION. 

AsheviUe. Firfit Chvrcli — W. M. Vines. 

CAROLINA ASSOCIATION. 

Hendersonrilte — A. L Justice. 

CATAWBA RIVER ASSOCIATION. 

Morganton — Samuel J. Porter. 

CEDAR CREEK ASSOCIATION. 

Cedar Creek— liowhind A. Hedgepeth, Autryville. 

CENTRAI. ASSOCIATION. 

Fnrestville — D. W. Allen. 

Franklinton — A. A. Butler. 

Raleigh, First Church— 3. W. Carter, J. W. Bailey. Joliu ;E. Kny, 
Carey J. Hunter. J. P. Wj-att. E. S. Wyatt. J. S. Johnson. T. 11. Skin- 
ner. Chas. F. Meserve, H. L. Watson. J. D. Boushall. 

Wake Forest— Chsi?,. E. Taylor, W. L. Potent, Walter Sikes. Jo'in 
Mitchell. J. C. Caddell. 

West Raleigh— X. L. Betts, Raleigh. 

CHOAVAN ASSOCIATION. 

Ebenezer — John E. M. Davenport, Coinjock. 
Edenton—W. F. Watson. W. M. Bond. 



6 LIST OF MESSENGERS. 

Elizabeth City — W. S. Penick. 
Gatesville — C. J. Woodson. 
Hertford — C. J. F. Anderson. 
Pleasant Grove — R. R. Overby, Belcross. 
ReijnoUlson—W . B. Waff. 

EASTERN ASSOCIATION. 

Chilton— O. P. Meeks. 

Richlands — Joseph Aden. 

Siloam—R. H. Gilbert. Harrell's Store. 

So7ith Side — F. H. Farrington. Wilmington. 

Wilmington. First Church — Calvin S. Blackwell. 

FLAT RIVER ASSOCIATION. 

Mill Creek— H. H. Street. 

Oxford— R. H. Marsh. J. S. Hardaway. F. P. Hobgood. H. M. Shaw. 
B. F. Hester, G. W. Greene. Canton. China. 
Peace Chapel — W. A. Parham. Watkins. 
Roxhoro — W. B. Morton. A. R. Foushee. 

FRENCH BROAD ASSOCIATION. 

Mars Hill—S. W. Hull. T. M. Honeycutt. 

GREEN RIVER ASSOCIATION. 

Bvtherfordton — C. B. Justice. 

HAYWOOD ASSOCIATION. 

Clyde— W. E. Wilkins. 

KINGS MOUNTAIN ASSOCIATION. 

Neu- Bethel— C. S. Cashwell, Cleveland Mills. 

LIBERTY ASSOCIATION. 

Mount Airy — J. H. Lamberth. Le.xington. 
Jersey — Thomas Carrick. Higii Point. 
Orphanage— .1. B. Boone, Tiiomasville. 

LITTLE RIVER ASSOCIATION. 

Dunii — E. Lee. 

MECKLENBURfJ AND CABARRUS ASSOCIATION. 

Concord — J. J. Payseur. 

Tryon Street — A. C. Barron. Charlotte. 



LIST OF MESSENGERS. 7 

MOUNT ZION ASSOCIATION. 

BiulinytoH—J. S. Cori)ening. 

Chapel Hill — Frederick L. Cleavlaud, Thomas Hume. 

Durham. First Church—W. C. Tyree. 

Durham. Second Church — C. J. D. Parker. 

West DuHiarn — W. A. Smith. 

PEE DEE ASSOCIATION. 

Rockingham — W. J. Fulford. 
Wadesboro — J. Q. Adams. 

PIEDMONT ASSOCIATION. 

Ctreensboro. First Church— h. Johnson. 
Rcidsville—J . A. Mundy. F. H. Jones. 

RALEIGH ASSOCIATION. 

Imcood — O. L. Stringtield, Raleigh. 

Salem— J. M. White, Apex. 

Shady Grove — A. D. Hunter, Cary. 

Tabernacle. Raleigh — A. M. Simms. N. B. Broughton, B. W. Spilman. 

ROBESON ASSOCIATION. 

Lumber Bridge— J. W. Cobb. S. J. Cobb. 
Maxton — W. M. Jones. 
Red Springs — J. D. Moore. 

SANDY CREEK ASSOCIATION. 

Carthage— Ct. L. Fincli, W. C. Petty. 

SANDY RUN ASSOCIATION. 

Henrietta — J. E. Herring. 

SOUTH RIVER ASSOCIATION. 

FayetteviUe. First Church — John A. Gates. Jr. 
Salem — S. A. Howard, Huntle3\ 

SOUTH FORK ASSOCIATION. 

Hickory — W. R. Gwaltney. 

SOUTH YADKIN ASSOCIATION. 

Salisbury — M. E. Parrisli. 

STANLY ASSOCIATION. 

Albemarle — J. A. McKaughan. 



LIST OF MKSSKXGKRS. 



TAR RIVER ASS(-)CIATI()N. 



Bethel— W. A. Avers. 

Enterprise — John T Edmunds'iii. LittKton. 

Greenville — A. W. Setzer. 

Halifax — R. H. Herring. 

Henderson— J. D. Hufliani. T. M. Pittiimn. 

Hobgood — G. L. Merrell. 

Louisbniy—Fovrest Smith. T. B. Wilder. J. S. Meadows. 

Mount Vernon — G. M. Duke. DnkeV. 

Rocky Mount — M. L. Kesler. 

Scotland Seck—R. T. Vann. Noah Bi.<>,!:s. E. E. Milliard. 

Tarboro — Braxton Craig. 

Warrenton — T. J. Taylor. X. L. Shaw. 

Washington — J. N. Booth. E. L. Daw.son. 

Weldon—R. G. Kendrick. 

Wilson— \\. H. Reddi.sli. 

TUCK ASEKiEE ASSOCl.\Tl( iN. 
niUsboro—\. B. Smith. 

UNtON ASS()CI.\TI<)X. 

Monroe. First Church — A. M. Cioxton. 

WESTERN XORTTI C.VROHXA ASSOCIATION. 

Murphij — T. Bright. 

WEST CHOWAN ASSOCIATION. 

Ahoskie — D. S. Newsonie. Union. 
Aulander — L ^I. Curtis. J. B. Xewton. .\. W. Early. 
Bethlehem— A. Bass. A. B. Adkins. J. E. Matthews. Powellsville. 
Chowan — Thos D. Boone. Winfon. 
Colerain — S. F. Bristow. 

Jackson — C. E. Gower. Edwin Wrigiir. Paul J. Long. 
Murfreesboro—C. W. Scarhorough. Jolin C. Scarborougli, G, P. 
Harrill. 

Pofecasi— W. C. Cook. Conway. 
Republican— T . T. Speigiit. I.ewistou. 



CONSTITUTION OF THE NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST STATE 
CONVENTION. 

1. Tilt' Baptist State Convention shall be compusel of three male rep- 
sent.itives from each white Association in the State or one annual male 
representative appointed by the churches for everv ten dollars contrib- 
uted to its funds: Provided, that no church shall have more than ten rep- 
resentatives, and of such male life members as have been made so by the 
payment of thirty dollars at any one time to tiie Treasurer, for the 
objects of the Convention. No one shall be a member of the Conven- 
tion who is not a member in i^ood standing of a Baptist Church in fellow- 
ship with us. and no other life members shall be made. 

2. The primarj' objects of the Convention shall be to encourage and 
support Wake Forest College : to educate young men called of God to 
the ministry, and approved by the churches to which they belong ; to 
encourage education among all the people of the State : to support tlie 
gospel in all the destitute sections of the State and of the Southern 
Baptist Convention ; to send the gospel to the nations who have it not ; 
to encourage the distribution and study of the Bible nnd a sound 
religious literature ; to assist BaiJtist Churches in the erection of suit- 
able houses of worship : to encourage the proper care of indigent or- 
phan children and destitute and aged ministers of the gospel, and to 
cooperate with tlie Southern Baptist Convention in all its departments 
of labor. 

?>. This Convention shall meft annually, on Wednesday morning 
after the first Sunday in December. 

4. The officers of the Convention shall be a President, three Vice- 
Presidents, a Recording Secretary and an Assistant, a Corresponding 
Secretary, a Treasurer, and Auditor, and five Trustees, all of whom, 
except the Trustees (who shall serve during the pleasure of tlie Cou- 
tion) sliall be elected annually. 

5. The President shall preside and enforce order in accoi dance with 
Dr. MelFs Parliamentary Practice. One of the Vice-Pi'esidents shall 
preside in the absence of the President. 

6. The Recording Secretary and his Assistant shall record the i)ro- 
ceedings, collect and preserve statistics of the denomination, and pub- 
lish and distribute the Minutes. 

7. The Treasurer shall recieive all funds represented in the Conveu- 
tion ; Tuake public acknowledgment of the same each week througii 
the Biblical Recorder ; give his bond to the Trustees : forward, at least 
once a month, all contributions to their destination : at every meeting 
of the Convention make a full report of his receipts and disbursements, 
and. on retiring from his office, turn over to his successor all moneys, 
papers and books belonging thereto. 



lO CONSTITUTION. 

8. Tlie Trustees shall secure and hold the title to any and all property 
belongiuc^ to or which may be acquired by the Convention, and take a 
sufficient bond of the Treasurer. The terms, conditions and amount 
of the bond shall be fixed by the Trustees, and in case tlie Treasurer 
sliall refuse or neglect to give his bond within thirty days after his 
election, the Trustees shall liave power to elect a Treasurer. They shall 
report annually to the Convention. 

9. The Auditor shall, prior to each annual meeting of the Convention, 
examine carefully all the receipts, disbursements, vouchers, papers and 
books of the Treasurer, and his certificate to the farts in tlie case shall 
be attached to the Treasurer's report. 

10. Tiie Corresponding Secretary shall solicit contributions to the 
objects of the Convention : assist the Board of Missions and Sunday 
Schools in the employment and payment of missionaries, and labor to 
promote the cultivation and development of Christian benevolence. 

11. The Education Board shall, so far as it may be able, assist promis- 
ing and indigent young ministers seeking to prepare themselves for the 
more efticient preaching of the gospel. 

12. The Board of Missions and Sunday Schools shall encourage the 
churches to give liberally to all the objects of the Convention ; so far as 
the means at its disposJal will allow, supply all destitute portions of the 
State with faithful and eflScient ministers of the gospel ; give pecuniary 
aid, as far as can be secured, for building houses of worship at proper 
points in the State. 'and in cases where pecuniary aid can not be given, 
commend them to the beneficence of the churches ; encourage the dis- 
tribution and study of the Bible and a sound religious literature in tlie 
homes, in the churches and in the Sunday Schools ; encourage Sunday 
School Conventions and Institutes : continue, and so far as it may be 
able and the growth of this work may require, enlarge the Baptist 
Book Store, and cooperate with all missionary and Sunday School 
work of the Southern Baptist Convention. 

V6. That a committee of fifteen members of the Board of Missions and 
Sunday Schools be apponited. to whom shall be entrusted the Sunday 
School and Colportage work conducted by the Convention, the com- 
mittee to be selected by the Convention annually. That it shall be the 
duty of the committee to manage the Baptist Book Store at Raleigh, 
and to them shall be committed the appointment of a Sunday School 
Secretarv. or Secretaries, to prosecute the Sunday School work within 
the bounds of the Convention. That the committee shall provide for 
establishing new Sunday Schools and increasing the efficiency of ex- 
isting Sunday Schools, for holding Sunday Scliools Institutes in the dif- 
ferent Associations of the Convention, and to organize the Baptist Sun- 
day School workers of the State. The committee is directed to report 
to the Board of Missions and Sunday Schools, and through them to the 
Baptist State Convention annvially. 



CONSTITUTION. II 

14. There shall heaii Auditor of tlie Baptist Book Store who. prior to 
each annual meeting of the Convention, sliall examine carefulh^ all 
the receipts, disbursements and expenditures, vouciiers. papers, books 
and stock on hand, and his certificate to the tacts in the case shall be 
attached to the report on the Book Store. 

ITi. Tlie Boards shall be appointe>l annually, and report to each session 
of the Convention. 

1(). The Convention year shall close one week before the annual meet- 
ing of the body. 

17. The Boards of the Convention shall Hx the compen.sation of their 
respective ofRcers. and tliat of the Treasurer and Corresponding Secre- 
tary of the Convention. 

18. The Constitution may be changed or amended at any annual ses- 
sion by two-tliirds of the representatives present voting in tiie aflirma- 
tive. 




COLUMBUS DURHAM. 

BORN APRIL 28, 1844. DIED NOVEMBER 14, 1895. 
A master workman in the building of the Convention. 



MINUTE, 



OF THE 



North Carolina Baptist State Convention* 



SIX r r= EIG H TH X NN UA I SE S SIO X, 



Greenville, N. C, Decemher 8, 1898. 

The North Carolina Baptist State Convention met in its 
Sixty-Eighth Annual Session with the Baptist Church of 
Greenville, N. C, at 8 p. ra., Thursday, December 8, 1898. 

The audience sang "All hail the power of Jesus' name," 
and R. R. Overby led in prayer. 

The introductory sermon was then preached by W. S. 
Penick, Elizabeth City. Text: Acts. vi. 2-7. 

The following were appointed a Committee on Enrollment: 
J. W. Bailey, H. M. Shaw. W. li. Ragsdale, T. M. Pittman, 
C. J. Hunter, T. B. Wilder, C. J. D. Parker. The Commit- 
tee immediately performed its \vork, and reported 127 mes- 
sengers present. 

On motion of A. M. Simms, K. H. Marsh was reelected 
President of the ("onvention. 

The following were ai)pointed a committee to nominate 
the remaining officers of the Convention: R. G. Kendrick, 
W. A. Smith, N. L. Shaw, J. A. McKaughan, II. H. Mash- 
burn. L. M. Curtis, A. W. Early. 

The following were recognized and welcomed to seats in 
the body : R. J. Willingham, Corresponding Secretary of 
the Foreign Mission Board, Richmond; J. M. Frost, Cor- 
responding Secretary of the Sunday School Board, Nash- 
ville; O. F. Flippo, of the American Baptist Publication 



14 MINUTES OF THE 

Society, Philadelphia; J. R. Sarapey, of the Southern Bap 
tist Theological Seminaiy, Louisville; Thomas Needham, 
evangelist, Waynesboro. Ya.; James Nelson, of the Woman's 
College, Eichmond ; C. F. James, of Roanoke College; 
A. M. Croxton. new pastor at Monroe; W. M. Vines, new 
pastor at Asheville : J. F. Love, Suffolk. Va.; Rufus Weaver, 
of the Seminary Magazine^ Louisville; N. M. Watson, pas 
tor of the Methodist Church of Greenville; A. E. Dicken- 
son, editor Religious Herald, Richmond. 

R. Gr Kendrick, for the Committee to nominate remain- 
ing officers of the Convention, made the following rej)ort, 
which was adopted : Vice Presidents, Xoah Biggs, W. L. 
Poteat and L. Johnson; Secretary, X. B. Broughton; As- 
sistant Secretary, H. C. Moore; Treasurer, J. D. Boushall; 
Auditor, Walters Durham; Corresi)onding Secretary, John 
E. White. 

The address of welcome was delivered by A. W. Setzer, 
pastor of Greenville Baptist Church. Response on the part 
of the Convention was made by J. S. llardaway, of Oxford. 

The following Committee on Order of Business was ap- 
pointed: N. L. Shaw, J. C. Caddell, J. E. White, J. D. 
Boushall, C E. Gower, E. E. Hilliard, C. J. Woodson. 

N. L. Shaw, for the Committee on Order of Business, 
made the following partial report, which was adopted : 

Friday. — 9:80 a. m. — Devotional Exercises, conducted by Dr. Overby. 
10 a. m. — Reports of the different Boards of the Convention. 
10.30 a. ni. — Sunday School Board of Soutliern Bapti^^t Convention. 
11.30 a. m. — Reception of Committee re})resenting Associations of 
former Western Coventions. 
1 p. m. — Adjovu-nment. 

The Convention then adjourned with l)enediction by Sec- 
retary J. M. Frost, of Nashville. 



BAPTIST STATIC CONVENTION. 1 5 



SECOND DAY— MoKNiNG Session. 

Greenville, N. C, December 9, 189S. 

The Convention reassembled at 9.30 a. m. Devotional 
exercises were conducted by R. R. Overby, who read Psalm 
ciii. Prayer was offered by T. E. Skinner and C. W. Soar- 
borough. 

The Minutes of last night were read and approved. 

Corresponding Secretary John E. White presented the 
Sixty-Eighth Annual Report of the Board of Missions and 
Sunday Schools, which was received, and on motion of R. 
T. Vann was referred to appropriate committees: 

SIXTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BOARD OF MIS- 
SIONS AND SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

In rendering its avuuiai report of the work e<!iumitted to its direc- 
tion, the Board of Missions and Sunday Sclioois feels iionored in 
sahiting tlie Convention on the spot of its birth. 

The brave and devoted spirits \\ho came together iiere in this 
town In that historic meeting: of March 26, 1830, to give reality of 
fact and form to the dream t)f Martin Ro.ss in the organization of the 
Baptist State Convention, could not without divine ytreseience have 
foreseen that in little over a half ceutury such a gathering as this in 
extension of their liumble labors would assemble here as that v.'hieh 
today your Board greets in the sixty eighth annual session of the 
Convention. 

May we not be permitted to indulge the .soleiuni/ing faith that 
from the sununits of etei-nity that noble circle of founders are look- 
ing down upon this scene with heavenly pride and solicitude, and 
to express the liope that thronghout the whole .sessicm of your body 
we all may be res;;(>nsive to the high and generous spirit which was 
characteristic t)f these men who laid the foundation of our denomi- 
national progress. 

Your Board would take this occasion to invite the attention of 
the Convention briefly to the encouraging retrospect which its meet 
ing in this ijlace so suggestively aflords. In the address whicli was 
sent out sixty eiglit years ago to the Baptists of North Carolina 
from that memoi'able meeting here, it was said that the (^onveu 
tion which had just been formed promised more to the Baptists of 
North Carolina than any human institution ever yet offered to their 
consideration, and^that it would exist and multiply its advantages 



t6 minutes of the 

" when its in-ojectors and present supporters had rested from their 
labors auiid the clods of the valley." How bold the faith of such 
a prophecy! But was ever a prophecy more literally fulfilled in the 
history of the world? The Convention has existed — it has multi 
plied its advantages — though those who projected it and supported 
it in its infancy have long ago rested from their labors "amid the 
clods of the valley." 

In 1830 its active supporters numbered but a handful ; in 1898 it 
rejoices in the love and support of thousands. Then there were 
only three association.s in cooperation in its work: now there are 
fifty five. Then there were only 372 Baptist churches in the whole 
State; now there are 2,500. Then only 15,000 Baptists; now a 
quarter of a million. In the first year of the Convention's history the 
total amount of missionary contributions was only §495. 7'd 1-2; now, 
accoi-ding to the repoi't of the Convention's Treasurer, we have con 
tributed this year to missions §80,000. Then ordy four missionaries 
were at work in State ^Missions; now, 108. Then Wake Forest Col 
lege existed only as a dream, according to many impossible of reali 
zation; novi' thai dream has been carved into four splendid build 
ings of brick, a faculty numbering twelve men)bers, a student body 
of about 260. and an endowment of over 8200.000. Then, no 
thought of female educatioTi : now, the Baptist Female IT ni I'ersity 
soon to be opened to the women of the State, the Chowan Female 
Institute with its unequalled history, and the popular Seminary at 
Oxford. Then, no Baptist .school fo)- secondary education; now, 49 
academies and high schools in direct cooperation with Wake Forest 
College owned or controlled by Baptists. The retrospect can but 
awaken in all our hearts a deep feeling of gratitude to (xod for what 
under His guidance we have been permitted to accomplish for the 
cause of the g()s])el. And it .should inspire us as we are about to 
enter the oi)en door of a new century to press forward with confi- 
dence and zeal in the fulfillment of our mission in tlie world. 

TMK YKAH 189?^. 

Your Board congratulaVe^ the (Convention that the year just 
ended has been in all departments of the work a year of great har 
mony and progress. The year 1898 will take its place in history- as 
an epochal period viewed from various standpoints. In our i)()liti 
cal relationship we ha\e seen (iod's hand laid on oui* Nation to lead 
it out into .strange and untried national responsibilities. Almost 
without warning we find ourselves sponsors for human liberty 
throughout the world. In oui- relationshi[) as Christians and South 
em Baptists it is marked by the crash of crumbling barriers and 
wide-swung doors of opportunity in the islands of Cuba and Porto 
Rico Suddenly, though not witiiout warning, we find ourselves 



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BAPTIST state: CONVENTION. 1 7 

confronted by a responsibility which would be appalling: were it 
not that for many years God has been preparing the Baptists of the 
.South for this day of His Kingdom. Nor are these far-reaching 
developments the only manifestations of Divine Providence in the 
year now drawing to a close. As North Cai-olina Baptists, we con- 
front new conditions. For the first time since 1845, the Baptist 
State Convention will occupy the entire territoiy of North Carolina. 
A delegation of brethren representing the Buncombe County, the 
Carolina, the Haywood County, the Liberty Ducktown, the New 
Found, the Tennessee, the Transylvania, the Tuckaseigee and the 
Western Associations, which were formerly organized a<i the West 
ern North Carolina Convention, are in attendance upon your body 
to present the action of that Convention taken October 21. in a 
proposition to unite with the Baptist State (Convention. They feel 
assured of a hearty reception at your hands. They bring to us 
strength, not unmixed with great responsibility. Their union with 
us presents to the Convention a new situation, involving issues of 
great importance. Such are the conditions in this new territory 
that.it appears highly important to your Board that without delaj' 
we should seal our union with the spirit of earnest cooperation with 
our western brethren in an aggressive eftort to develop the well- 
known resources of power in that section. Therefore your Board, 
as the executive servant of the Convention, begs leave to propose 
the following recommendations with reference to the work in west 
ern North Cavo'ina. 

1. That the Convention endorse the proposed annual meeting of 
western North Carolina Baptists for the discussion of Missions, Ed- 
ucation and other related subjects to the end that the missionary 
spirit may be stimulated, missionary information disseminated, ed- 
ucational enterprises encouraged, and the pastors and churches 
brought into personal contact and intimate fellowship in their 
work — with the suggestion that this proposed meeting shall be held 
not only for the benefit of the former territory of the Western Con- 
vention, but for the entire mountain section of the State. 

2. That for reasons of convenience, and that the churches be 
spared no encoviragement in the duty of Christian beneficence, the 
Convention authorize the selection of an Assistant Treasurer for 
the funds contributed to different objects, who shall be located in 
the western territory, and who shall make regular monthly remit 
tances by check or voucher to the Treasurer of the Convention. 

3. That the Board of Missions and Sunday Schools be instructed to 
select and secure a general missionary or missionaries for the moun 
tain section of the Convention, who shall work under the direction 
of the Board. 

4. The Convention appoint a committee tc confer as soon as pos- 



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sible with the Hoine Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Con 
vention with reference to educational and mission work in western 
North CaroHna. seeking the cooperation of that Board in securing 
funds necessary to maintain a general missionary or missionaries, 
and to provide assistance for such destitute points as may need our 
help. 

State Missions. 

At the first meeting of this Convention on the date of its organi 
zation, steps were taken as a duty of primary necessity to prosecute 
the work of State Missions. The Constitution, adopted March 26, 
1880, among other things declared, that one of the primary objects 
of this Convention shall be "the employment of missionaries within 
the limits of this State." And with the organization of the Con- 
vention the work was begun, and men at once selected to begin the 
enterprise of evangelizing the State of North Carolina. In that 
retrospect which forms the introduction to this report, in which 
some statement is made of the remarkable progress of North Caro 
Una Baptists during the sixty-eight years of our Conventional, his 
tory, it might have been appropriately stated that the chief agency 
under God in this growth and development of the Baptist cause has 
been the work of State Missions. In the history of this work State 
missionaries have organized more than five Inindred Baptist 
churches, more than one-third of our total number of churches. 
In every way, both directly and indirectly, the objects of this Con 
vention and the purposes for which it was founded have been ad 
vanced step by step as we have prosecuted our State Mission work. 
A striking instance of its direct influence in the work of Foreign 
Missions is seen in the fact that 100 churches in 100 railroad towns 
where the Baptist cavise was begun or aided by the Board, not to 
si^eak of the hundreds of well-to-do Baptist churches in other 
towns and country places, last year contributed over 63,000, or 
nearly one- half of the total amount given by North Carolina Bap 
tists, for Foreign Missions. 

The year just ended has been a year of enthusiasm and activity in 
this work, and your Board is encouraged to believe that the work 
of State Missions is to-day more deeply entrenched in the sympa 
thies of our people and can rely upon their support more fearlessly 
than ever before in our history. Noteworthy among the points for 
encouragement in the work this year, we call attention to two facts : 
1. The increased number of laymen who take decided and promi 
nent interest in our efforts to supply the destitution within the 
bounds of their associations. In several instances new executive 
committees have been selected from this class of our brethren and 
we may expect that the work next year will feel the effect of such 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 1 9 

intelligent cooperation — so essential to the best results in State Mis 
sion work. Those who understand the natiu'e of State Mission 
work, appreciate the great practical importance of this fact. 2. The 
increasing disposition of associations to do their mission work 
through the Board; either directly committing it to its supervision, 
or in closer cooperation with it. The point has been carefully 
guarded in bringing this about, that no impression be made that 
the Board in any sense is assuming any responsibility except thai 
of a servant. The associations are still responsible through their 
executive boards for the support of missionaries. The result of this 
is to give unity and coherence to State Missions as viewed by the 
Convention, and to broaden the sympathies of associations, encour 
aging them to look beyond their own bounds to needs of the vmole 
State. . 

EXLARGEMEJTT. 

Your Board presents a matter which, it is hoped, will receive the 
earnest considei'ation of the Convention in its present session. The 
progress of the work has brought us to the point when your Board 
feels we must consider the necessity of enlarging our operations in 
State Missions. 

In several associations in which large areas of destitution exist 
missionaries are forced to serve from six to ten diflferent points, 
some of which are distant from the central station, frequently as 
much as thirty mies. In one instance, the missionary must ride 
forty miles from his home to reach one of his regular appointments. 
It must be clear that the most effective work can not be done under 
such circumstances. Also, instead of diminishing, as some would 
expect, the number of points to be occupied on our developing 
fields steadily increases. As the work prospers, the calls for the mis 
sionary's labors from unexpected quarters come without any special 
efiort on his part to establish an interest at new points. That this 
has been generally true during the past year, is seen from the fact 
that at the end of the first quarter our missionaries rep^>rted only 
312 mis.sion stations, and on the first of October this number had in 
creased to 358. It is seen, therefore, that manj' fields need to be 
divided, the effect of which will be to intensify missionary effort. 
Attention is also called to the fact that at present we are only half 
supplying the need at factory towns for missionary work. There 
are over two hundred cotton mills in North Carolina, and a factory 
population of about 25,000 people. Yet we have only 14 mission 
aries who are working any portion of their time among factory 
people. The need for improvement at this point is obvious. Again, 
our present arrangement for Sunday School work has brought an 
additional burden to the Board. That arrangement is made neces- 
sary by the fact that no funds are provided by our churches to 



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support a separate department of Sunday School work. On the 
present plan, unless money to sustain it is provided from other 
sources, appropriations will be necessary from State Mission funds. 
To this there is no objection, as it is the proper and legitimate work 
for your Board of Missions and Sunday Schools. We merely suggest 
that if we are to go forward in the prosecution of this work, we 
must increase the resources of the Board. Now add to these and 
other demands for the enlargement of the Board's work the addi 
tional field of activity which comes with the union of the two Con- 
ventions, and the im?)erative character of our situation will appeal 
to the most conservative We therefore submit to the Convention 
for determination the following recommendations: 

1. That in view of the increased territory to be occupied, and the 
increasing demands from the Board for assistance for newly opened 
and developing fields, and from the growing interest in our Sunday 
School work, the Convention considei- whether or not the time has 
come to increase our State Mission cpei'ations from a Slo.OOO basis to 
a S20,U00 basis for the ensuing year. 

2. That some decided and well-considered action be taken to pre 
sent to the churches, to the pastors, and the individuals, the abso- 
lute nature of the necessity for largely increased contributions for 
State Missions. 

THE board's financial CONDITION. 

There was a fear on the part of many even as late as Octol^er the 
1st that we would end the year with a debt of not less than §2, 000; 
I'onditions existed calculated to discourage the most sanguine. The 
low prices of farm produce, of cotton especially, which reached the 
lowest price in its history, created a widespread and general disap 
{)ointment in every section of the State. During the months of 
September and October, in which we realize generally two-thirds 
of our State Mission receipts, the State was torn from centei- to circum 
ference with an exciting and uimsually violent political campaign, 
which penetrated to the remotest country districts. During this 
time it commanded almost a monopoly of public and private atten 
tion. As is known to all, great effort was made to impress the needs 
of our work upon pastors and people 

It is but just to say that responses to this etfort were most grati 
tying. During the month of November we received over 84,000 in 
cash. Hope was entertained to the last moment that we would 
have no debt. We regret, however, that we are forced to report a 
debt to our missionaries of §664.68. Reference to the report of last 
year will show that we reported a debt of §350 to the missionaries. 
This has been paid. Reference to the Treasurer's report for last 
vear will show that we had an overdraft of $1,06!».22. On this there 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 21 

still due a balance of SI, 061. 07. The Board would suggest that, as 
liie amounts due the missionaries is, in every case small, we can 
cany the indebtedness until the end of the first quarter, February 1, 
without serious embarrassment, relying upon an extra effort mean 
while to liquidate it. In many respects our Treasurer will submit 
report of the best financial record ever made by the Conv^ention. 

During the twelve months we have received more money for State 
Missions, as will be shown by Treasurer's report, than in any i:>re 
vious year of the Convention's history. 

Again we call the attention of the Convention tc the impcrtanee of 
some provision for the payment of our missionaries quarterly. To 
allow the greai bu'k of the money to be collected in four weeks of the 
year is expensive, unbusinesslike and discouraging^ It is unbnsi 
nesslike, as no board can wisely plan the expenditure of missionary 
money, not knowing whether or not there will be money on hand 
to meet the imperative necessities of the missionary. It is discourag 
ing alike to the Board and the missionaries. It is a hardship of pecu- 
liar magnitude. Our uiissionaries are compelled to suffer, when to 
their absolute need the Board is unable to make any response. Re- 
liance upon an uncertain or a de'ayed income is an eas/ method 
to incur a debt, and a debt upon a missionary treasury is a mort- 
gage the very existence of which crushes enthusiasm, dashes hope, 
creates distrust, and encourages faultfinding. The time has come 
for us to reform our faulty methods of conducting the Lord's busi- 
ness. It has been ascertained that a bank in Raleigh will be 
glad to serve the Board in some arrangement which will enable us 
to pay our missionaries at the end of each quarter, and we would 
suggest that the Convention authorize the Board to effect such 
an arrangement if it can be done to the advantage of the work. 

OUR MISSIONARIES AND THEIR FIELDS OF LABOR. 

The Board presents in this report a full and complete record of all 
its appropriations from State Mission funds during the year, and 
also the amount contributed through the executive committees of 
the associations, as approved by the Board and entered as a part of 
the work of State Missions. 

Ashe and Alleghany: E. Blevin.s — 4 points in Alleghany County; 
appropriation by Board, §25; As.sociation, $35. T. M. Duncan— 7 
points in Ashe County; appropriation by the Board, |25; Associa 
tion, $75. 

Atlantic Association : R. D. Carroll — 6 points in Carteret County ; 
by Board, |75. Greo. D. Styron— 3 points in Onslow County; by 
Board, $75. H. H. Mashburn— Tabernacle, Newbern; by Board, 
SSUO. J. M. Alderman — 5 points in Jones and Craven counties; by 
Board, $150. D. P. Harri.s— 6 points in Pamlico County; Tjy Board, 



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S200. J. W. Rose — 7 points in Wayne and Lenoir; by^Board, 
W. L. Bilbro— 4 points in Pitt County ; by Board, ^175. 

Beulah Association: D. J. Harris — points in Caswell County; by 
Board, §50; by Association, SoO. J. H. Lambeth— points in Cas 
well County; by Assoeiaiion, $100. 

Bladen Association: R. L. Byrd — points in Bladen County; by 
Board, $25. 

Brushy Mountain Association: A. T. Pardew, evangelist— Wilkes 
County; by Association, §75. 

Catawba River Association: W. F. Mull — Connellys Springs; by 
Board, §50. 

Cape Fear Association: J. J. Adams — Southport; by Board, $100. 
J. T. Betts; by Association, $150. C. F. Ramsbcttom. T. J. Cobb 
Gr. W. Harmon. 

Cedar Creek Association: E. J. Edwards — Smyrna, in Sampson 
County; by Association, $36. W. R. Johnston — points in Cum- 
berland County; by Association, $36. 

Central Association: A. L. Betts, city missionary; by Commit 
tee, $300. 

Chowan Association: W. R. Carrawan — 6 points in Hyde County; 
by Board. $175. E. S. Pierce — points in Beaufort and Hyde coun- 
ties; by Yeopim Union, $125. 

Columbus Association: A. H. Porter — Smyrna, ColumbusCounty ; 
by Board, $50. 

Eastern Association : F. H. Farrington — Southside. Wilmington; 
by Board, $250; First Church, $150. 

French Broad Association: T. M. Honeycutt — general missionary 
Madison County; by Board, $300; by Association, $300. 

Green River Association : J. C. Sorrells — 6 points in McDowell 
County; by Board, $300. J. M. Walker— 2 points in Rutherford and 
McDowell counties; by Board, $75. 

Kings Mountain Association: G. M. Webb — at Cherryville and 
McAdensville; by Board, $100. 

Liberty Association: Henry Sheets— Southside; by Board, $25. 
W. H. Rich— Orphanage Church; by Board, $200. 

Mecklenburg and Cabarrus Association: J. J. Payseur, Concord; 
by Board, $375. L. R. Pruett- Charlotte Missions; by Board, $300; 
Tryon Street Church, §160. S. F. Conrad— Olivette Church; by 
Board, $100. 

Mount Zion Association: F. L. Cleveland — Chapel Hill; by 
Board, §150. W. A. Crabtree — Orange Factory; by Association. 
§40.00. J. M. Holleraan— Pleasant Hill; by Association, $25.00. P. 
A. Ferguson — Glenco; by Association, $25,00. J. M. Hilliard — Mt. 
Adar; by Association, $50.00. J. W. Watson— Cool Spring; by Asso 
elation, $25.00. 



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Little River Association: J. A. Campbell — Benson; by Board, |40. 
A. N. Campbell — Pleasant Ridge; by Association, $20.56. R. J. Ben- 
nett — Pleasant Ridge; by Association, §4. H. W. Graham — Mt. Ta 
bor; by Association, §20.56. J. M. Holleman — Lillington; by Asso- 
ciation, $20.56. N. H. Gibbs— Pine Forest and New Life; by Asso- 
ciation, $21.24. J. V. DeVenny— Coke's School House, $25.04. Wm. 
Rogers — Black's School House: by Association, $17.56. 

Pee Dee Association: T. S. Wright — Factory Point; by Associa 
tion. $100. 

Piedmont Association: J. L. Lane — Gibsonville and Summer- 
field; by Board, $50. J. M. Hilliard— Cherry Street; by Board, 
8300. Thos. Carrick — Liberty; by Board, $75. J. A. Hackney- 
Macedonia; by Board, $25. Jas. Jordan — Central Falls; by Board, 
$50. 

Pilot Mountain Association: G. V. Tilley — Broad Street, Win- 
ston ; by Board, $200. W. H. Wilson— by Association, $100. C. C. 
Haymore — by Board. $50 ; by Association, $70. P. Oliver — by Asso- 
ciation, $20. J. B. Richardson— Spray; by Association, $100. R. M. 
Loftis — by Association, $25. C. C. Arrington — by Association, $12.50. 
R. W. Crews — by Association, $20. C. W. Glidewell — by Associa- 
tion. $35. 

Raleigh Association : J. W. Suttle — Johnston County; by Board, 
$300. B. L. Hoge— Johnston County; by Board, $150. A. A. Pip- 
pin — Wilson County; by Board, $50. L. A. Loyd— Nash County; 
by Board, $12.50. 

Robeson Association: R. A. Moore — Blue Springs Township; by 
Association, $200. W. M. Jones — Maxton; by Association, $175. 
J. J. Scott — Robeson County; by Association, $50. J. A. Smith — 
Robeson County; by Association, $75. A. R. Pittman — Robeson; 
by A.ssociation, $75. J. W. Cobb— Robeson County; $25. 

Sandy Creek Association: J. M. White — Cameron; by Board, $20. 

South Fork Association: V. L. Vipperman — Newton; by Board, 
$125. A. M. Ross — Bessemer City; by Board, $25; by Association, 
$25. D. P. Bridgers— Maple Grove; by Association, $50. J. A. 
Hoyle — Riverview ; by Association, $50. J. F. Morris — Bennington ; 
by Association, $50. 

South River Association : John Prevatte — Sampson County ; by 
Association, $300. 

South Yadkin Association: J. L. Shinn — Mooresville; by Board, 
$250. D. P. Bridgers— Beulah ; by Board. $25 ; by Association, $50. 
S. J. Beeker — Advance; by Board, $25. J. N. Stallings— Rowan 
field : by Board, $400. 

Stanly Association: J. A. McKaughan — Albemarle; by Board, 
$100. 

Stone Mountain Association: D. J. Roberts — Wilkes County; by 



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Board, §50. Grant Cothren— Wilkes County ; by Board, $40. C. E. 
Blevins— Wilkes County ; by Board. §20. 

Tar River Association: G. L. Merrell — Hobgood; by Board, 8150; 
by Association, §150. R. H. Herring — Halifax; by Board, 850; by 
Association, 850. F. T. Wooten— Plymouth; by Board, $50. G. L. 
Finch — Plymouth, by Board, 8100; by Association. 8100. N. S. 
Jones— Tarboro; by Board, $350; by As.soeiation, 8250. D. B. 
Rickard — Eagles ; by Board, 850 ; by Association. 850. W. A. Ayers — 
by Board, $50; by Association, $50. M. L. Kesler — Rocky Mount: 
by Board, 850. J. N. Booth— Washington; by Board, $300; by 
Association, $300. J. W. Powell — Juvenile School House; by 
Board, $50; by Association, $50. R. G. Kendrick — Roanoke Rapids: 
by Board. $100; by Association, $50. A. G. Wilcox — Bethlehem: 
by Association, 850. A. A. Pippin — Castalia; by Association, 812. 
J. W. Sledge — Nash County; by Association, 825. L. A. Loyd — 
('rocker's Chapel ; by Association, 822. 

Three Forks Association : C. S. Farthing — Watauga County; by 
Association, $20. 

Union Association: J. L. Bennett — Union County; by Board, $50. 

West Chowan Association: M. L. Green — Pine Forest; by Board. 
$25. S. B. Barnes— Hillside: by Beard, $35. B. Leggett— Bertie 
County; by Board, $110. 

J. A. Whitted— cooperation General Missionary Board, $277.38. 

P. F. Maloy — cooperation District Missionary Board, 8150. 

A. B. Vincent — cooperation District Missionary Board, §150. 

C. C. Summerville — cooperation District Missionary Board, $150. 
John E. White, Corresponding Secretary, salary and expenses, 8815. 
J. D. Boushall, Treasui'er, salary, 875. 

B. W Spilman, Sunday School Missionary, salary and expenses, 
8603.56. 

Miss L. W. Partin, Stenographer, 835. 

Mission Rooms, rents and incidentals, postage, etc., 8194.35. 

Woman's Central Committee, 814.44. 

N. B. Broughton and H. C. Moore, Secretaries, 850. 

Expenses Volunteer Missionaries, 861.40. 

Printing Minutes of Convention. §20.00. 

STATISTICS OF WORK. 

The following, which h«s been gathered from quarterly reports of 
missionaries, will give a partial idea of what they have accomplished 
during the year just ended : 

Number of sermons preached 6. 721 

Cimrches supplied 230 

Out-stations supplied 119 

Peisons and families religiously visited 15. 028 



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1 ' .-sons baptized . . ^ $1, 4f'f) 

N i; mber added by letter _ 1, 04j 

Protracted meet ings liel ri . 2."0 

Professed conversions 1 . 706 

H< 'Uses of worship building . - _ _ 83 

Houses of worship finished this year 2o 

Assisted in the organization of churches 29 

Number of Bibles and Testaments distributed SI , 300 

Number of denominational tracts distributed 15, 445 

Money collected for support of pastor on field. $19, 333. 00 

For building or repairing house of worship 5, "279. 35 

Value of church property on fields 124, 500. 00 

For State Missions 788. 54 

For Associational Missions 342. 36 

For Foreign Missions 489.83 

For Home Missions for Soutliern Baptist Convention 284.48 

For Ministerial Education 360. 00 

For Baptist Orphanage ■_ 702. '.)8 

For Sunday Schools and colportage - . . 108. 7 1 

For other objects . . 1 , 909. " 6 

Report of Sunday Sc'nool work of missionaries for the year is as fol- 
lows : 

Number of Sunday Schools on fields 203 

Number of pupils enrolled in same 11, 705 

Number of officers and teachers 2, 363 

Number of conversions from these schools 277 

Members of church at work in Sunday Schools 3, 306 

New schools organized this j'ear 73 

Schools visited 274 

Contributions for school expenses . . .$1 , 017. 66 

Contributions for State Missions . _ _ 88. 33 

Contributions for other objects 199. 55 

THE VOLUNTKBR MISSION CORPS. 

Immediately following the Convention at Oxford a movement 
was inaugurated in voluntary mission work which has become well 
known as the Volunteer Mission Corps; eighty-six of our ablest pas- 
tors enlisted for a term of four years, agreeing to give, without remti- 
neration, ten days each year to missionary effort, to go whenever 
and wherever directed, the Board agreeing to pay necessary railroad 
expenses. The purposes of this movement are well known, and 
commend themselves to the judgment of all acquainted with our 
work in North Carolina. These purposes have been measurably 
accomplished, so far as could be expected in a newly organized 



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effort. Our missionaries have been reinforced with strong help and 
greatly encouraged in their labors. The Baptist cause, wherever 
the volunteer missionaries have gone, has gained prestige, and much 
direct gain has come to the churches where meetings were held. 
To the denomination as a whole, the movement has imparted the 
spirit of aggression in evangelistic work. Pastors — before only re- 
motely acquainted with the real character of our mission work — 
have been brought into direct contact with the missionaries and 
their fields of labor. It is the common expression of the volunteer 
brethren, that they were not only able to accomplish good for those 
among whom they labored, but that they themselves having seen 
the destitution personally, and the emphatic need for State Mission 
work, are able to present this cause to their churches with an in 
telligence and enthusiasm impossible before. 

The following indicates the disposition which was made of our 
volunteer mission forces. It was to be regretted that in several in- 
stances there was failure to hold the meetings at places at times 
appointed, but with these exceptions there was a gratifying com- 
pliance with all appointments. 

Atlantic Association — 

Trenton — Rev. J. H. Lambeth, Lexington. 

Maysville — John Douglass. Clinton. 

Spring Garden — John Lewis, Morehead City. 

Truitts— O. L. Stringfield, Raleigh. 

Second Church, Goldsboro — J. N. Booth, Washington. 

Union — T. G. Wood, Belcross. 

Cool Springs — Rev. L. R. Carroll, Warsaw. 

Castoria — Rev. N. P. Stal lings, Moyock 

Smyrna — Rev. R. G. Kendiick, Weldon. 

Vandemere — Rev. James Long, Goldsboro. 

Bayboro — Rev. Josiah Elliott, Hertford. 

New Hope — Rev. M. L. Kesler, Rocky Mount. 
Green River Association — 

McDowell County. Curtis Creek— Rev. G. L. Finch, Williamston. 

Clear Creek— Rev. J. E. Herring, Henrietta. 

North Cove— Rev. W. R. Gwaltney, Hickory. 

Turkey Cove— Rev. C. L. Greaves, Pittsboro. 

Peppers Creek— Rev. W. M. Jones, Maxton. 

Green Mountain — Rev. J. S. Hardaway, Oxfoi-d. 

Macedonia— Rev. J. A. McKaughan. Albemarle. 

Harmony Grove — Rev. J. L. Shinn, Mooresville. 

Hall Town— Rev. AV. R. Bradshaw, Wilkesboro. 

Zion Hill— Rev. W. H. Rich, Thomasville. 

Catawba — Rev. W. C. Tyree, Durham. 



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P Henry Station — Rev. M. E. Parrish, Salisbury. 

Head Buck Creek — Rev. J. N. Stallings, Salisbury. 

Armstrong's Cove, and other points — Rev. C. D. Graves, S. B. 
T. S.. Louisville, Ky. 
Chowan Association — 

Hyde County — Rev. G. L. Finch. Williamston. 

Juniper Bay— Rev. W. B. "Waff, Reynoldson. 
\ Mecklenburg and Cabarrus Association — 

Phaniels — Rev. A. A. Butler, Franklinton. 

Mount Pleasant— Rev. H. H. Mashburn, Newbem. 

Cold Water — Rev. G. J. Dowell, Lumberton. 

Rock Hill— Rev. F. L. Cleveland, Chapel Hill. 

Harrisburg — Rev. H. A. Brown, Winston. 

13th Street, Charlotte — Rev. S. J. Porter, Morganton. 

Dillworth — Rev. A. C. Cree, Wake Forest. 

Huntersville — Rev. R. L. Patton, Morganton. 

Long Creek — Rev. B. K. Mason, Marion. 

Friendshi]D — Rev. J. M. White. Apex. 
South Yadkin Association — 

Hertford — Rev. J. P. Spence, Advance. 

Beulah — Rev. J. A. Stradley, Oxford. 

Mooresville — Rev. T. J. Taylor, Warrenton. 

Gay's Chapel — Rev. M. A. Adams, Raleigh. 

Cleveland — Rev. T. B. Justice, Rutherfordton. 

James Cross Roads — Rev. C. B. Justice. Rutherfordton. 

China Grove — Rev. C. W. Scarboro, Murfreesboro. 

Faith — Rev. A. B. Hunter, Cary. 

Spencer — Rev. G. H. Church, Statesville. 

Calvary — Rev. C. H. Durham, Gastonia. 

Hall's Cross Roads — Rev. J. J. Payseur, Concord. 

Mount Vernon — Rev. T. Carrick. High Point. 

Providence— Rev. R. W. Weaver, S. B. T. S.,' Louisville, Ky. 

Corinth — Rev. J. A. Mundy, Reidsville. 
South Fork Association — 

Lincolnton — Rev. Thos. Hume, Chapel Hill. 

Newton — Rev. R. F. Tread way, Shelby. 

Point near Newton — Rev. J. T. Edmundson, Vaughan. 

Startown — Rev. W. H. Wilson, Madison. 
Raleigh Association — 

Smithfield— Rev. J. E. White. Raleigh. 
Tar River Association — 

Rocky Mount — Rev. W. P. Hines, Richmond. Va. 

N. Rocky Mount— Rev. J. F. Love, Suffolk, Va. 

Mildred — Rev. L. Johnson, Greensboro. 

School House — Rev. J. W. Kramer, Wilmington. 



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Everetts— Rev. B. Craig, Tarbcro. 

Halifax — Rev. J. D. Moore. Red Springs. 

Enfield — Rev. A. M. Simms, Raleigh. 

Washington — N. B. Broughton, Raleigh. 

Washington — Rev. J. W. Carter, Raleigh. 

Elm City — Rev. J. Q. Adams, Wadesboro. 

Tillery— Rev. L. R. Pruett, Charlotte. 

Hobgood— Rev. J. T). Hufhani. Henderson. 

Dismal School House — Rev. J. E. White, Raleigh. 

Eagles — Rev. Greo. AV. Duke, Dukes. 

Point near Washington— Rev. W. F. Watson, Edenton. 

D. B. Ricard's Field— Rev. Henry Sheets, Lexington. 

Gethsemane — Rev. L. M. Cui'tis, Aulander. 

Point near Wilson — Rev. O. C. Horton, East Durham. 

Point near Williamston — Rev. Forest Smith. Louisburg. 

Dawsons — Rev. J. G. Blaloek, Rockingham. 

DaTvsons — Rev. G. J. Doweil, Lumberton. 

Tarboro and other points— Rev. J. E. Hudson, Richmond, Va. 

Weldon — Rev. A. C. Barron, Charlotte. 

The following is a report in totals of the work done by the Volun 
teer Mission Corps: Number of days of service, 416; number of ser 
mons preached, 726 ; number of inquirers in meetings, 631 ; number 
of conversions, 319; collections for State Missions, $333.37; railroad 
expenses, §348. 17. 

The success which has attended this movement, the spirit of sym 
pathy and enthusiasm which it has engendered among the brethren, 
entitles us to the hope that even larger things may be expected 
from a continuation of it during the next three years. The Board 
is impressed that we can employ the Volunteer Mission Corps to 
even greater advantage in a work of development among the differ- 
ent churches in the several associations, in what are termed denom- 
inational institutes. 

During the year brethren J. C. Caddell, C. W. Blanchard, S. J. 
Porter and B. W. Spilman, assisted by the Corresponding Secretary, 
have spent some weeks in this work, and report that, in their .judg- 
ment, it is the practical method for reaching the chuiches definitely 
and directly with denominational interests. Tn effect, it is carrying 
each object to the individual member of each church. The manner 
of conducting these institutes is for the brethren who are to do the 
speaking to place themselves in the hands of the pastor or pastors 
with whose churches they are to meet, who make all arrangements 
for conveyance from one point to the other. The meetings are ar- 
ranged for both day and night, at points witliin reach of each other. 
Experience thus far has demonstrated that our people will attend 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 29 

tlu >-e meetings, and that the churches visited received great benefit. 
As above suggested, it is thought possible that brethren may be 
secured from the Volunteer Mission Corps to give an additional ten 
days in the months of March and April to engage in denominational 
institute work. If so, we may expect to have during the spring in 
stitules with noi less than two hundred churches. 
Therefore we would offer the following reconnnendations : 

That the Convention appoint a committee to report to the Conven 
tion with reference to the feasibility of securing the cooperation of 
pastors and brethren es{)ec-ia]Iy fitted for this work, who will agree to 
give ten days time during the months of March and April, in an 
effort to reach the individual churches through the agency of the 
denominational institutes. 

COOPKRATIOX. 

The Convention's attention is called to the fact that, with this 
year, the Board concludes the work assigned to us l)y the Conven 
tion of 189.5. in the following report adopted at Greensboro unani- 
mously: 

Your Committee, appointed to consider and report i5roi)er action 
to be taken by the Convention with I'egard to a. plan of coo].eration 
in missionary work for the colored j^eople of this State, begs leave to 
recommend that plan which was agreed upon and is proposed by the 
Boards of the American Baptist Home Mission Society and the 
Southern Baptist Convention. 

W. R Otwaltnet 

J. C. SCARBORO. 

T. E. Skinm^er, 
R. T. Vann, 

Committee. 

Three years experience in this work has convinced your Board of 
the utility and practical wisdom of the plan of cooperation. The 
conventions in Alabama, Virginia and South Carolina have also 
adopted it, and in their recent conventions report unanimously for 
its continuance. It is expected that other Southern States will this 
yt-ar adopt it as the wisest and most practical method yet suggested 
for helping colored Baptists to develop and organize themselves for 
Christian work. In North Cai-olina our experience with it has been 
exceptionally encouraging. Tlie first year was intrt)ductory and 
experimental; the second year gas'e strong evidence of the value of 
the plan. It enlisted the sympathy of colored Bai^tists in their own 
cause and the work of missions elsewhere. The third and conelud 
ing year of the original agreement furnishes a complete demonstra- 
tion of the incomparable superiority of the i^lan over the old method 
and order of things among colored Baptists of this State. They are 
united now upon their Convention \vork as never before; their 
meetings are more orderly, their discussions more intelligent. 
Higher ideals have been inculcated, and the consequent demand of 



30 MINUTES OF THE 

the churches for better preaching has stimulated the colored minis 
ter to do better work. Educational and missionary interests have 
received fresh impetus. Attention is also called to the fact that 
this movement has had a distinct influence in promoting and main 
taining harmony and Christian fellowship between the races. This 
fact calls for special emphasis. During the recent excited political 
campaign the colored Convention passed a series of resolutions 
aimed and calculated to hinder agitation and excitement among the 
colored people, calling then- attention from politics to religion. It 
is also known to your Board that the general missionary, Rev. J. 
A. Whitted, and the district missionaries, without exception, were 
at personal pains during that time to use their influence to the 
utmost in this direction. 

To indicate som^ething of the sentiment which prevails among 
colored Baptists, we append a clause of a rei^ort adopted at their 
recent Convention, in relation to this work of cooperation: " Such 
has been its benefits, and so strong is the feeling among our people 
that God in His good providence has brought Baptists of the North 
and South, both white and black, together in the blessed service of 
the Master through the work of cooperation, that colored Baptists 
would mourn were the relationship sundered." The question which 
this Convention will decide is whether we sha'l continue the work 
of cooperation for another term of years Awaiting the action of 
this Convention, a tentative agreement was entered into between 
Dr. Tichenor, of the Home Mission Board, and Dr. Morehouse, of 
the Home Mission Society, and our Corresponding Secretary, pro 
viding for the continuance of Cooperation for a term of three 
years, dating from November 1, 189y, on the following basis: One 
half of the expense to be borne by the colored Convention the first 
year, and the other half by the three cooperating bodies, with a 
declining responsibility of SlOO to each of the cooperating parties for 
the two years following. This would be $633 for each of the co 
operating bodies the first year ; 3533 for the second, and $433 for the 
third year. Your Board recommends the ratification of this agree 
ment, and asks that a motion be made that the Board of Missions 
and Sunday Schools include in its appropriation for the next year 
the sum of $633 for the support of the work of colored Baptists 



Sunday Schooi^s. 



The Committee of fifteen from the Board of Missions and Sunday 
Schools, to which is committed the direction of the Sunday School 
work in North Carolma. submit through this Board to the Conven 
tion the following report: 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 3 1 

To the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. 

J)EAR Brethren: Your Coruiuittee, to whom has been en 
trusted the Sunday School and Colportage work and the manage 
ment of the Baptist Book Store, take great pleasure in presenting 
the report of a prosperous year's work. 

Through the vigorous labors of our Sunday School missionary, 
Rev. B. W. Spilman, the needs of increased Sunday School facili 
ties, better teachers, and the destitution of Sunday Schools in many 
sections of the State, have been impressed upon our people as never 
before. For the information of the Convention, a brief resume of 
the work since the appointment of a committee of fifteen is given 
herewith in the report of the Sunday School missionary. 

REPORT OF B. W. SPILMAjS'. SUNDAY SCHOOL MISSIONARY. 

I submit herewith my third annual report as Sunday School mis 
sionary. The new movement for establishing and aiding Sunday 
Schools in North Carolina was inaugurated in 1895, at Greensboro. 
A committee of fifteen members of the Board of Missions and Sui;- 
day Schools was selected, to whom was entrusted the prosecution of 
the Sunday School work in the State. The financial support of the 
work was provided by the Sunday School Board at Nashville and 
the Baptist Book Store, Raleigh. Under this plan the work con- 
tinued from April 1, 1896, to December 16, 1896. From that time to 
the Convention in Oxford in 1897, the work was in the hands of the 
Corresponding Secretary of the Ccnvention. No action was taken 
at Oxford looking toward advancing the Sunday School work. The 
Sunday School Committee was, however, reappointed and took up 
the matter of helping the Sunday Schools of the State. After 
studying the situation, it was deemed best not to select a Sunday 
School Secretary, as provided by the Convention ; but the Commit 
tee decided to select a Sunday School missiona^ry and urge his ap- 
pointment by the Board of Missions and Sunday Schools. At the 
meeting of the Committee, December 20, 1897, the following plan 
was adopted with reference to the Sunday School work: 

" That a Sunday School missionary be elected to whose support 
the Board of Missions and Sunday Schools is asked to make an ap- 
propriation of ($600) six hundred dollars, or at that rate, per annum, 
and his necessary traveling expenses, whose work shall be defined 
as follows, with all the liberty desired for his individual suggestion 
and action in the aggressive prosecution of the work : 

"1st. To cooperate with the Board of Missions and Sunday 
Schools in a special effort to have organized a Sunday School at 
every mission station to which the Board or associations make ap- 
propriations, and also at such other points as in his judgment Sun- 
day Schools should be established. This work may be accomplished 



32 MINUTES OF THE 

by personal visits to the stations, or by correspondence with the 
missionaries. 

'•2d. To attend Sundav School associations, conventions, ehau- 
tauquas and other such meetings, as the representative of our Sun- 
day School interests. To organize and conduct Sunday School 
institutes and district chautauquas, and by personal effort increase 
the interest in more efficient Sunday Scliool work in the State. 

'•3d. To visit churches and Sunday Schools already estabUshed 
and enlist their sympathies and financial support for the Sunday 
School work in a regular and systematic way, to the end that the 
work may become at an early day self-sustaining. 

■•4th. That the Sunday School missionary shall feel himself free 
and untrammeled in the formulation and execution of such plans as 
he may adopt for the accomplishment of the above-named objects, 
and shall be responsible only to the Sunday School Committee, to 
which he will render reports of his work for transmission through 
the Board of Missions and Sunday Schools to the Baptist State Con 
vention, as prescribed by its Constiiution." 

On Tuesday, January IJJ, the Board of Missions and Sunday 
Schools appropriated $500 to pay salary and defray traveling ex- 
penses of the Sunday School missionary. 

Under the above plan I took up the work January 20, 1898. I 
have attended from that time to the close of this report (November 
30) two associations, five Sunday School ciiautauquas. twenty one 
Sunday School institutes, and fifty-four Sunday School rallies — 
making a total of eightv-two points visited in the interest of the 
Sunday School work. The number of sermons and addresses deliv 
ered at these eighty-two places during the ten months and ten da; - 
of work, is 306. These places were in thirty-three counties and tlie 
territorj- of twentyfoui- associations. Between the close of this re- 
port and the Convention are two institutes and two Sunday School 
rallie.s. Nine of the twenty one iiistitutos s\ere held on the fields of 
the State missionaries. The others were held in the country and in 
small towns and villages. During the past three years no Sunday 
School institute has been held in a town of over two thoustmd in 
habitants. 

The general intere.st in the Sunday School work in the State 
seems to be greater than ever before. 

A few new Sunday School a.ssociations have been organized dur 
ins.,- the year. I have made two unsuccessful attempts to find out 
the number of such associations in the State. I think that there are 
between thiity and thirty five. They usually meet on a fifth Sun 
day, so that I can reach only two each year. 

The Sundaj' School institutes have, as a rule, been poorly at- 
'tended. The institute work is comjatatively new. and the nature 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 33 

of the work done is not well understood. This, together with the 
fact that the institutes have been held mostly with churches weak 
in membership and surrounded either by indifference or hostility to 
Sunday School work, accounts in part for the small attendance. 

Four district Sunday School chautauquas were held during July 
and August, at Fair Bluff, Littleton, Mars Hill and Buies Creek. 

The State Sunday School Chautauqua held its sixth annual ses- 
-; in last August in Shelby. This was its first meeting in the west. 
-V large, well-arranged tabernacle was built at Shelby by a stock 
company for the use of the Chautauqua and similar gatherings. 
The meeting at Buies Creek was held in a large tabernacle built in 
connection with the Buies Creek Academy. A similar tabernacle is 
to be built at Mars Hill. Subscriptions amounting to more than 
S'dOO have been made already. 

District chautauquas have been planned for the coming year to 
be held at Fair Bluff, Mars Hill and at some point in the Atlantic 
Association. 

During the year Sunday School Departments have been con- 
ducted in the Biblical Recorder, by Rev. H. C. Moore, of Newbern. 
and in Charity and Children, by the Sunday School missionary. 
Tlie former has been devoted to an exposition of the International 
Sunday School Lessons, and the latter to Sunday School news and 
a discussion of methods. 

The coming of the Western Convention to join forces with us 
adds to our responsibility as well as to our field of operations. 
Bringing, as it does, ten counties and ten associations to us, it adds 
much to a field so large already as to render .it a physical impossl 
bility to do justice to it. 

It is the purpose of your Committee to continue the woi'k which 
has been so vigorously prosecuted during the past year, and we 
shall ask the Board of Missions for such appropriation as may be 
necessary to sustain the same. 

We submit the report and statement of the 

BAPTIST BOOK STORE. 

This concludes the seventeenth year of the existence and work of 
the Baptist Book Store. Its usefulness and its importance is only 
just now coming to be recognized by our people. Without capital 
without credit, except such as it made for itself, it has been by no 
means the smallest of the agencies in the progress and prosperity of 
the Baptist cause in North Carolina. Its financial history has been 
rugged, and many yawning chasms have been faced. In 1891, at 
the meeting of the Convention at Goldsboro, the Store reported 
liabilities over assets $300.19. The success achieved in overcoming 
such discouragements as this is exhibited in the report below sub- 

I 



34 MINUTES OF THE 

mitred, in which is shown that since 1891 the^Store has increased 
its business from §6,614 to $8,414.77. In 1891 the store's report showed 
liabilities over assets §300.19. We now have assets over liabilities 
.'58,356.26, as is shown in statement submitted|^below. 

During the past year the Stored has, had^the' largest business in 
mU its history by nearly two thousand dollars. Upon reference to 
the Treasurer's report, it will be seen that the Store has contributed 
directly out of its net profits §500.00 to the salaries of missionaries. 
Your Committee is convinced that this department of our Conveji 
tion work may be made more and more a power for the upbuilding 
of our cause both in the dissemination of denominational and Chris- 
tian literature, and as a source of money supi)ly for the enlarging 
work of State Missions. Not without consideration, we suggest that 
if the Convention will provide a §2,000 capital, and pastors and peo- 
ple give the Store support and patronage upon which we could as- 
suredly rely, it could in five years so increase the volume of its busi- 
ness and its profits as to be able to pay very largely the cost of ad- 
ministration in our mission work, including the salary of the Corre 
sponding Secretary and Sunday School Missionary. We should not 
omit to return our gratitude to our Sunday School Board at Nash 
ville. and the American!^Baptist Publication Society, for donations 
of books and other literature. 

statement of baptist book store, november 30, 1898. 

Cr. 

By merchandise §1, 900. 00 

By accounts 2, 415. 67 

By fui'niture and fixtures 330. 00 

By Baptist Almanac 100.00 

By cash 178.77 

Dr. 

To liabilities .._ §1,568.18 

To balance 3, 356. 26 

4. 924. 44 4, 924. 44 

By balance 3. 856. -'6 

To amount paid Hoaril Missions and Sunday 

Schools for salaries of missionaries 500 . 00 

To assumed debt on account of Children's Uay. 

not heretofore included in liabilities .28. 2'> .523. 2') 

Net assets 2. 838. 01 

Donation and discounts. Sl< ().56. 

Sunday School Committee, 
iV. ]i. Brottf/hfon. Chairman. 



baptist state convention. 35 

Foreign Missions. 

Our Foreign Mission work has been greatly blessed during the 
past year. Not only did our Foreign Board receiv'e enough contri- 
i itions to pay all indebtedness, but also had about three thousand 
i )llars with which to begin the new year. Seven hundred and one 
liaptisms were reported on our foreign fields. God seems graciously 
' be leading us on. We need not only to hear His command, but 
so to note the guidance of His providence. 

OUR FOREIGN BOARD. 

We Baptists of North Carolina cooperate with our sister States in 
iloing Foreign Mission work. The Foreign Board, located at Rich 
niond, Va., is the servant of the churches composing the Southern 
Baptist Convention. They organized it. They annually appoint 
its officers and members. They make rules to govern its proceed- 
ings. They furnish the means to carry on its work. They can 
f-ilarge or abridge its work at pleasure. When the Convention was 
-t organized in Augusta, Gra., May, 1845, it appointed the Foreign 
i-sion Board (or Committee) and located it in Richmond, Va. 
ere it has continued ever since. The Board consists of twenty- 
..■ members, who live in Richmond, with one Vice- Pi-esi dent in 
K-h of our cooperating States. Of these members, only the follow- 
uig receive any salary: the Corresponding Secretary and the Assist- 
r it Corresponding Secretary, for all their time, and the Treasurer, 
t')r a part of his time. 

COMMITTEES OF THE BOARD. 

For convenience and facility in working, the Board is divided 

i ito eleven committees. These consider the vario,is questions 

hich are to be presented to the Board, and they bring reports with 

commendations, which are then acted on by the Board. Visiting 

1 -ethren at times attend the Board meetings, and are gladly wel 

' >med by our brethren in Richmond. 

APPOINTING MISSIONARIES. 

This is one of the most difficult of ail the duties which devolves 
uj)on the Board. It is necessary for a man who wishes to be a mis 
sionary to be good, and also good for the work. Not every man is 
suited for certain kinds of work here at home, and the same is true 
with perhaps greater emphasis, on the foreign field. When any 
one applies to the Board to go out as a missionary, he (or she) is ad- 
vised first to confer with the pastor or some good brother near 
l^ome. Then communication is opened up by the Board with a 

Luiber of brethren who know the applicant and are considered safe 



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and discreet. Among these it is always desii*ed that the pastor and 
a good physician shall express their opinions The Board should 
know of the moral character and physical condition of the appli 
cant. We consider it almost a waste of money to send persons who 
are physically unable to stand the climate, and who will, after 
taking an expensive trip abroad, soon have to return home. We 
need in missionaries a "great deal of the stuff of which heroes are 
made." It takes, besides physical strength, much moj-al patience 
and heroism to go and stand and stand, and stand, and stay, 
and wait and wait, and work and work. More of this endurance 
than most people have any dream or conception of — more than 
many of those who have offered for the work found that they had 
when tried. A missionary, who goes and stays ten. twenty, forty, 
years and works on still, has won a place loftier than that of kings, 
and equal to that of any martyr of earth. It is this "sticking" 
quality that is so much needed. It takes much grace and endur 
ance. After a person has applied to the Board, and is supposed to 
be worthy, he passes an examination as to his Christian experience, 
call to the ministry and to mission work, and also a medical exanii 
nation. If then he is accepted, his field of labor is decided on, and 
arrangements are made for his going forth. 

THE MISSIONARY ON THE FIELD. 

He is necessarily a person of great individuality. If not so when 
he arrives on the field, this trait of character will soon be developed. 
In a great many questions he has to decide for himself, and that 
very positively. The Board, while it tries to exercise a wise oversight 
of the missionaries, recognizes that they are God- called men with 
minds and hearts, and so in many questions leaves them to decide 
for themselves. The question of clothing, what they shall eat, how 
they shall conduct their domestic affairs, are personal and not de 
nominational matters. 



OUR MISSIONS. 



We have missionaries working in six foreign countries. Below 
we give a tabulated statement of the work for the past year : 



China 

Afiica 

Italy 

Mexico 

Brazil 

Japan 

Total 



Date of 
Organ- 
ization. 

I'S4.S 
1S50 
1870 
18S0 
18S2 



Mis.sion- 
aries. 



Native 
Assis- 
tants. 



Churches. 



Baptisms 
in 1897. 



208 
43 
55 

lOI 

283 



Member- 
ship. 



3>3 

48 1 

1,132 

1,274 

61 



4,760 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 



37 



Of these missionaries, the following are from North Carolina: 
Rev. G. W. Greene and wife. Rev. E. F. Tatum, Rev. R. T. Bryan 
and wife, Miss Lottie W. Price, Rev. T. C. Britton and wife, China. 
Miss Anna M. Greene, daughter of Rev. G. W. Greene, has recently 
been appointed by the Board as a missionary to China, and will 
return there with her father, who expects to leave about .January 
I. 1^99. 

FINANCES. 

Our Board does not send funds direct to the missionaries, but it 
has adopted a plan which is considered better. 

Once a year estimates come from the various mission fields of 
what will be needed. These estimates are first carefully considered 
by the various committees and then submitted to the Board. 
When these are approved, letters of credit are sent to the various 
missions, and on these letters the missionaries draw drafts which 
are as good as gold in any land. 

From a careful study of the report of the Foreign Board last year, 
it will be seen that of the receipts seven and one-third per cent has 
been used for expenses in Richmond, one and two thirds per cent 
has been u.sed for interest, and four and two-thirds per cent has 
been used in the States for collecting the funds. In other words, 
thirteen and two thirds per cent was used for all expenses, including 
interest. 

This shows that our work has been carefully and economically 
conducted. 

Below we give a table of what has been given by the different 
States for the past two years, and what is asked for daring this 
Conventional year: 











Contribu- 


Contribu- 


Amount 


states. 


Preachers. 


Churches. 


Members. 


tions in 
1896 '97. 


tions in 

1S97 '9S. 


asked for 

1898 '99 


Alabama 


949 


1,713 


"9,454 


f 6, 363. 29 


$5, 950. 74 


$8, ooc' 


Arkansas 


8i6 


1.379 


72,591 


1,827.96 


2, 114. 10 


2,400 


District of 














Columbia 


29 


13 


4,927 


*i,o8i.78 


♦1,019.03 


i,Soo 


Florida 


274 


467. 


21. 7SI 


1 , 047. 00 


1,000.00 


1, 500 


Georgia 


I,2=,7 


1,915 


179,968 


20, 275. 29 


17,425.06 


18,000 


Kentucky 


1,169 


1,687 


188,463 


12, 214.62 


13,514.46 


15,000 


Louisiana 


308 


532 


33, 064 


1,971.64 


1,968.84 


2,000 


Marj'land 


47 


60 


ID, 779 


7,707.71 


5, 659- 73 


8, 000 


Mississippi 


673 


1,503 


lo.s, 288 


8,528.22 


7, 192.41 


7,500 


Missouri 


1. 391 


1,849 


141,437 


=^7,069.34 


*5,48i.33 


8,000 


N'ihCaroliuat_ 


837 


1,603 


1.54, 195 


7,839.63 


7,5.55-08 


9,000 


South Carolina- 


468 


903 


91,795 


11,352.50 


11,470.58 


12,000 


Tennessee 


880 


i,-!68 


122,980 


6, 058. 06 


6,331.76 


7,500 


Te.xas 


1,647 


2,661 


180, 338 


8,483.46 


12,659.53 


12,000 


Vir;?inia 


524 


927 


116,188 


21,565.18 


23.370.52 


21,000 










2,096.31 


1,536.52 














Total 


11,270 


18,580 


1,543,0x8 


125,681.99 


124,249.69 


136,000 



* Part of their gifts goes to Missionary Union. 
f Includes Western North Carolina Convention. 



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Surely North Carolina oughl to give every dollar of the 89.000 
asked from her for this great work. 

THE FOREI&X MISSIOX JOURXAIi. 

During the year the Foreign Mission Journal has attained to a 
circulation never reached before. Twenty two thousand copies or 
more have been printed monthly. It is earnestly desired that the 
circulation be increased this year to thirty thousand copies. Tlie 
price is thirty five cents per annum, or twenty five cents in clubs of 
ten. 

MAPS. 

The Board has published an excellent set of maps of our mis.-iou 
fields. These show the main stations and out- stations in each of 
our fields in Africa, China, Japan, Brazil, Italy and Mexico. Nearly 
six hundred sets of these maps have been sold. Every church 
ought to have a set to use in studying missions. The cost for : 
six maps is two dollars; the postage or express, thirty cents to ;u. 
point in the United Stales. 

TRACTS AXD E>"VELOPES. 

The Board keeps on hand a good supply of tracts containing I'l 
sion information, and also neatly printed envelopes for Foreign ili. 
sion collections. Any church or pastor can get these, free, by sim- 
ply applying for them. 

The Home Mission Board. 

The field of the Home Mission Board covers the entire South, 
Oklahoma, Indian Territory and the Island of Cuba. There is not 
a State or Territory within its borders in which the Board has •: 
men preaching the gospel to the destitute. 

The work accomplished during the last Southei-n Baptist Conven- 
tional year, although there existed special adverse conditions, com 
pares favorably with any former year. The total amount of cash 
received by the Board was §86,887.37, against $88,184.31 the preced 
ing year, an increase of §3,702.96. The number of missionaries em- 
ployed \yas 467, against 372 the preceding year. Baj^tisms, 4, ''■'■' 
against 4,709. 

These missionaries employ themselves in preaching the gospel, 
making religious visits, establishing Sunday Schools, organizing 
churches, building houses of worship and distributing Bibles and 
Testaments, tracts and other religious literature. 

Last year they i^erformed 11,407 weeks of labor, preached 49, 306 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 39 

~ iiuoiis in nearly 2,000 different places, reaching wi tit the AVord oi' 

Life probably 300.000, people. They added;^9,509^^menibers^to their 

' churches, built and improved 113 houses ',of worship,"org-anized 397 

iiiday Schools, into which they gathered 7,000 children, made 

'00 religious visits, put into homes nearly 5,000^Bibles and Testa 

: aients, and scattered 1,580,741 pages of tracts. "^' 

[ While it is impossible 10 give the results of the present year's worli 

r until its labors are finished and the figures are gathered, there is 

[ every reason to believe they will exceed those of last year. The 

total number of missionaries for the current year will probably ex 

i ceed 500. 

MOUNTAIN REGIONS. 

At the last meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention the Home 

i ard was instructed to take under advisement the prosecution of 

re special work of Christian education in the mountain sections of 

t our country, and earnestly advised to consider the advisability of 

[ employing a suitable man to give his entire time to the oversight of 

) the work and to the holding of Bible Institutes for the instruction 

; of the ministry in Bible doctrine and methods of Christian work. 

f These instructions were in harmony with the oft repeated expies 

t sions of the Board, and since the meeting of the Convention it has 

\ addressed itself to planning for their execution. Through its Com- 

\ mittee on Mountain Missions and Sunday Schools it has been dili 

[■ gently seeking to secure just the right man for this important work. 

I From present indications, it is hoped this -will soon be aecom- 

i)]ished, and the enlargement of this work fairly inaugurated. For 

.••^ome years the Board has been expending about .?4.000 in mountain 

work. Several times this amoujit could be profitably used and ^^ ill 

be required when ihe urgent demands of our mountain regions 

[ receive the consideration the Board has for years desired to give, 

nnd is now. by the Convention, authorized to do. 

WEAK STATES. 

There are a number of States in the South where our denomina 
ti )n is too few in numbers and too weak in finances to do even half 
the mission work that is actually demanded. Notably, Arkansas, 
Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. All these States are 
being helped, and every dollar thus expended soon returns to the 
denomination many fold, in influence and financial support. 

Referring to the Home Board, the Florida Convention said: " For 
what we are in a religious and educational point of view, we are 
indebted to this Board, as well as for the strength of what we are 
doing for Foreign Missions." 

Dr. B. F. Riley, of Georgia, who spent some time studying the 



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MIXLTES OF THE 



situation in Louisiana, declared; " The Home Mission Board could 
wisely expend its entire income on the great destitution of that 
State.'" 

Dr. A. J. Holt has said, what is well known to others: " I know 
that the Home Mission Board saved Texas to the Southern Baptist 
Convention without doubt, I know this of my own personal knowi 
edge." 

These States are simply helped by the Home Board. Their 
chui'ches ai-e urged to raise all they can for their own destitution 
and other denominational missions, and the Home Board then sup 
plements their offerings by that amount of means which it is able 
to give; 

FRONTIER MISSIONS. 

The work of the Board on the frontier has been wonderfully 
blessed, growing in interest from year to year. This phase of the 
work lies chiefly in the Indian Territory, Oklahoma, western Ar 
kansas, and that part of Texas which borders on the Rio Gi'ande 
from El Paso to its mouth. This district of country is about equal 
in size to the States of Alabama. Georgia, Florida and South Caro 
lina, and comprises wonderful physical possibilities. During last 
year there was organized in the Indian Territory a Sunday School 
and Colportage Convention, which promises fine results. A similar 
organization has recently been effected in Oklahoma. These two 
organizations, as well as the Greneral Association of the Indian Ter 
ritory and the Oklahoma Convention, are all in thorough accord, 
and determined to cooperate only with the Southern Baptist Con 
vention. 

The Board has been constrained to make increased appropria 
tions for this work, and yet it is unable to meet the urgent neces 
sities there for greatly enlarged effort. 

WORK AMONG THE NEGROES. 

Under the cooperative plan, as directed by the Convention, work 
among the negroes has been carried on in Alabama, Kentucky, 
Missouri, North Carolina. South Carolina and Virginia, and will be 
commenced in Georgia in January next. This work has proven emi 
ne:itly successful. 

CUBA. 

In the providen g of God, all barriers to the free access of the gos 
pel in the islands of Cuba and Porto Rico have been removed. 
Thus, the Home Board is not only enabled to take up its work in 
Havana, but also there is imposed upon Southern Baptists the 
great responsibility of covering the entire island with the Word of 



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BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 4I 

Life. Every indication is favorable for the 1 eception of the tiutn 
by the natives throughout the entire island. 

It is the intention of the Board to prosecute this feature of its 
work as vigorously and as eaily as practicable. Numbers of mission- 
aries will be required, and the Board will exercise great care and 
prudence in their selection, as well as the selection of points at 
which to establish the work. 

Rev. J. R. O'Halloran, former missionary of the Board in Ha 
vana, was sent to Santiago about two months ago. He has established 
:, school, ordained one native preacher, baptized not less than sixty 
or seventy-five converts, and constituted two churches In part of 
this work he has had the counsel and assistance of Rev. D. H. Par 
ker, of Georgia, who is chajDlain in the U. S. Army. 

The Committee of the Board w^ho recently visited Havana was 
gratified with the success of their visit. They found that the wo- 
men there had continued all the day and Sunday Schools and prayer 
services during the entire war. The Committee found everything 
favorable for a forward movement in Havana as early as the work 
can be reorganized, which the Board will do without delay. 

It has been proposed by several States that there shall be raised 
not less than §50,000 for prosecuting Avork in Cuba. This sum 
would not exceed the amount required by the importance of the 
field, nor the ability of Southern Baptists to meet their obligation. 

OTHER WORK. 

In addition to these special phases of work, the Board realizes the 
great importance of work in certain cities and among the foreign 
population. It is doing a splendid work, in a limited way, among 
the Germans and Italians in Baltimore, and among the Germans in 
Louisville, St. Louis, Kansas City and some other points. The im- 
perative necessity of enlarging this phase of its work must impress 
itself upon the denomination, if the great numbers coming to our 
shores from the various nations of the earth are to receive the gos 
pel of salvation and become capable of discharging the high obliga- 
tions of citizenship. 

NORTH CAROLINA'S PART. 

The attention of the Convention is called to the fact that the 
Home Mission Board has this year appropriated to our North Caro 
lina work the liberal amount of $1,000. Five hundred dollars of this 
amount was paid December 1. The other |500 will be paid to us 
April 30, on condition that we secure from North Carolina churches, 
exclusive of the amount sent from territory of the Western Conven- 
tion, as much as $4 000 during this Southern Baptist Conventional 
vear. 



42 MIXUTHS OF THK 

In view of the union of tlie two Conventions in North Carolin 
our cooperation with the Home Mission Board in its work reeeiN 
additional emphasis. It can not be too strongly urged that ^ 
must increase our contributions to Home Missions. With the as.-^i 
tanee of churches formerly in the Western Convention, we .should 
easily raise as much as 85,000 for that work by May 1. 1899. 

SuivDAY School Board of the Southern Baptist 

C02fVEIS'TI0:N'. 

In submitting our report for the general work, we would leave it 
incomplete except mention were made of the Sunday School Board 
of the Southern Baptist Convention, with headqiiarters at Nash 
ville, Tenn. This Board is coordinate with the Home and Foreign 
Boards, and stands as an agency of the Convention for the further 
ance of its work along certain lines and in behalf of a great interest. 

As set out in this report, 1o the recent session of the Convention 
in Norfolk, this Board had last year the most prosperous year in its 
history, and is becoming more and more a factor in our denomina- 
tional life, helping all the other great interests that are fostered by 
the Convention. 

Its benevolence during the last Convention year in appropriations 
of cash and books and tracts and Bibles and periodicals and mis- 
sionary boxes amounted to over twelve thousand dollars, and in 
seven years to nearly fifty -five thousand dollars, besides the enlarge 
ment of its business in every department of work. 

This enterprise of the Southern Baptist Convention has developed 
into a great business under the absolute ownership and control of 
the Convention, and for the advancement of all the Convention's 
interests — a business which, measured by its income making power, 
is easily worth two hundred thousand dollars and has been built up 
without the investment of any money capital on the part ot the 
denomination. 

The periodicals and publications of the Board are well adapted to 
meet the needs of our people, and especially directed to forward the 
interests which we as a denomination have in hand. 

(1) A full line of Sunday School periodicals, with all that i- 
needed for the equipment of a Sunday School. 

(2) A Convention Almanac, published annually, edited by Di . 
Lansing Burrows, full of facts and incidents in denominational life, 
and also setting out all the work cf the Convention, following in 
order the Mission Card prepared by the Woman's Missionaiy Union. 

(3) The Story of Yates the Missionary, written by Dr. Chas. E. 
Taylor, and setting out in a wonderful way the life-work of our 
great missionary to China. 



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BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 43 

(4) A Great Trio, a paper- bound book consisting of three chann 
■ -■■ lectures before the Seminary at Louisville, by Dr. W. R. L. 

irh, having for his subjects Jeter, Fuller, and Yates. 

)) Re.stricted Communion, a tract of TO pages, by J. M. Fro.'-t, 

1 also a full line of catechisms by John A. Broadus, Basil Manly 

[ others. 

.11 these periodicals and publications are issued by the Board for 
t!i _ Convention, being entirely under its control and ownership. 

The Bible Department of the Sunday School Board stands for 
the Bible work of the Southern Baptist Convention. Contribu- 
tions to its Bible Fund entitles to representation in the sessions f>f 
the Convention. The Board last year sent out nearly twelve thou- 
sand copies 01 the Word of God into de.stitute places, making its 
appropriations for the most part through the missionaries of the 
State Board and the Home Board. Bibles have been sent out on 
the frontier, also for distribution among the immigrants in Balti 
more, among Cuban refugees in Florida, al.so to Afiica and to Cuba. 
No one can forecast the harvest which may come from this sowing- 
of the Seed of Life. We commend this work to the thoughtful con- 
sideration of owY people, counting it worthy of their suj^port ar.d 
contribution. 

The Board makes special effort for the training of the young in 
missionary thought and life through its Kind Words and mission 
articles in the Teacher, and other mission publications. In addi 
tion to this, it has two special days in the Sunday Schools — namely. 
Missionary Day, the last Sunday in September, and Children's Day. 
the second Sunday in June. Programs are prepared and furnished 
without cost for these services, in whatever quantities may be 
needed and as the school may desire. The educational value of 
these services can hardly be over estimated. The money that is 
collected from Missionary Day, though sent directly to the Sunday 
School Board, is forwarded to the Home and Foreign Boards, being 
divided equally between these two Boards unless otherwise desig- 
nated. The money which comes from Children's Day in June 
goes to the credit of the Bible Fund, and for every dollar that is 
received, the Board appropriates another dollar from its business, 
and so makes every contribution do double service in sending out 
Bibles and Tesiaments to destitute places. 

The great ultimate end of all this work of the Board is tor the ad 
vancement and improvement of our Sunday School condition. 
There are thousands of churches among us that have no Sunday 
School, and the Sunday Schools we have need advancement in 
many ways. The Home Department in the Sunday School is in 
tended to carry the Word of God into the family circle ; and we 
need, both in the school and in the home, to emphasize afresh the 



44 MINUTES OF THE 

Bible as the very Word of God. The boys of to-day are the men of 
to-morrow ; and there is tremendous power in the printed page for the 
making of men. We need to enlarge the Sunday School thought 
and purpose. Here is a great mission field for missionary sowing 
and a missionary harvest. Here we lay the foundations for future 
usefulness. 

The Convention, in its Sunday School Board, is carrying forward 
the Sunday School cause and seeking in every way to foster the 
great interests for the furtherance of its work. The appeal of the 
Convention for this Board is not less urgent than its appeal for the 
Home and Foreign Boards. It is worth our while, in view of the 
great interests we have in hand, to carry the Sunday School Board 
nto all our churches. There is hardly a more effective way in which 
to build up and strengthen and carry forward our work. 



WOMAN'S CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF MISSIONS. 

The Central Committee makes its thirteenth annual report with 
a deep sense of thankfulness. It has had during the entire course 
of the year marked signs of di\ine blessing upon all its work. At 
the last annual meeting of the Woman's Missionary Societies, it 
was determined to endeavor to give as a Christmas Offering an 
amount sufficient to support Mr. T. C. Britton in China, thus estab- 
lishing a perpetual living memorial to Dr. and Mrs. Yates, and the 
necessary sum was given by the Societies during the first week in 
January. In March a Week of Self-denial and Prayer for Home 
Missions was observed, resulting in an offering of §488.59. Through- 
out the year great emphasis has been laid on the importance of in- 
creasing gifts to State Missions, and the last two years have been 
marked by much improvement in this direction. 

Important service has been rendered by Miss Elizabeth Briggs in 
the organization of Children's Mission Bands, and by twenty Asso- 
ciational Vice-Presidents in every department of the work. In sev- 
eral associations the work has made notable progress, the efforts of 
the associational officers being heartily seconded by pastors and 
people alike. 

Again, this year as last, we have to report a remarkably large 
number of new societies organized, the average being nearly two a 
week for the entire year. The Central Committee has, as in the pa.st, 
endeavored to keep in constant and close touch with each Society 
by frequent personal letters and large distribution of leaflets, as fol- 
lows; : Letter.* \\Titten. 1.432; postals, 363; quarterly letters, 2.320; 
leaflets, blanks, minutes, mission cards, etc.. 16,065, New societies, 
96. Reported by the societies for year December, 1897 — 1898. 



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BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 45 

$7,040.00, divided between Home, State and Foreign Missions, and 
Oi'phanage as follows : 

REPORT OF AVOMAN'S CENTRAL COMMITTEE, EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND 
NINETY-EIGHT. 

Foreign Missions $3, 000. 46 

Home Missions 3,319.4? 

State Missions. - 1, 190. 39 

Orphanage -.- 1- --- 337.10 

Louisville Seminar}' 5. 40 

Education 5. 41 

Relief Fund 8.15 

Expense Fund .._ -- 2.18 

Sundaj^ Schools 10.69 

For Cubans . - . - 1 - - - - 50. 00 

6, 929. 35 

While chronicling with deep thankfulness this remarkable 
growth in societies and large increase in contributions, we would, 
as in the past, ask not only the tacit approval of the pastors, but 
their earnest cooperation. Hitherto we have asked especially for 
aid in the organization of societies. We would ask now, first, 
that they urge all the female members of their churches to join the 
societies already formed ; second, that they endeavor to raise the 
standard of giving in these societies, and lastly, that they occasion 
ally encourage the societies by their presence and words of encour 
agement. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Fannie E. S. Heck, President. 

Mrs. J. A. Briggs. Cor. Sec. 



46 MINUTES OF THE 

The Report of the Treasurer of the Convention was pre- 
sented and ordered to be .printed in the Minutes: 

REPORT OF J. D. BOUSHALL, TREASURER BAPTIST STATE 
CONVENTION, DECEMBER 4, 1897, TO DECEMBER 3. 1898. 

STATE MISSIONS. 

To balance last report $1, 069. 22 

By amount received. 115,521.84 

To paid : 

N. B. Broughton, salary as Rec. Sec 25. 00 

H. C. Moore, salary as Rec. Sec 25. 00 

Edwards & Broughton, printing Minutes 20.00 

Part Expenses Woman's Central Com 47. 74 

Jno. E. White, salarj- as Cor. Secretarj' 760. 00 

Jno. E. White, travelling expenses 35. 00 

J. D. BoushaU, salary as Treasurer 75. 00 

BenVjovv & Benbow, legal services 20. 00 

Postage, stationer}', etc 159.90 

Postage, stationery >S. S. Committee 28. 03 

Furnishing for Mission Rooms 42.00 

Rent of ^lission Rooms 16. G<3 

Miss Lena W. Partin, salary as stenographer. 35. 00 

B.W. Spilman, salary, etc., as S.S.Miiss - ... .585. .53 

Expenses Volunteer Mission 61.40 

On account of cooperation _ 614. 88 

Salaries of Missionaries 12, 942. 55 

• Balance 1. 001.07 



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FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

By balance 

A mount received 

Amount sent direct 

To paid : 

A mount sent direct ,$325 . 89 

Part expenses Woman's Central Com 81 . 04 

Printing Minutes 32. 50 

Postage, stationery, etc 1 11. 28 

Rent ^Mission Rooms .58 . 33 

Jno. E. White, salary as Cor. Secretary 480. 00 

]Miss L. W. Partin. salary as stenographer . . . 50. 00 



16, 582. 91 10, 582. 91 



1.139.04 8.785.29 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 47 

Amount forward $1, 139. 04 $8, 785. 29 

Juo. E. White, travelling expenses 95. 00 

J . D . Boushall, salary as Treasurer (iO. 00 

Printing. 29.25 

Jno. E. White, expenses as Statistical Sec 5. 00 

Furnishings for Mission Rooms (54. 13 

Aniovmt sent Foreign Mission Board (i, 573. 39 

Balance 819. 48 

8, 785. 29 8, 785. 29 

HOME MISSIONS. 

Balance $265 . 44 

By amount received 4, 328. 52 

Amount sent direct . 324. 00 

Value of boxes sent direct 1 . 53t). 00 

To paid : 

Amovmt sent direct . .^324. 00 

Value boxes sent direct 1, 53(5. 00 

Printing Minutes 20. 00 

Part expenses Woman's Central Com 47. 73 

Rent of Mission Rooms 27. 01 

Jno. E. White, salarj^ as Cor. Secretary 460. 00 

Postage, stationery, etc __..... 1 OG . 2 i" 

Jno. E.White, Cor. Sec. travelling expenses. 75.00 

J. D. Boushall, salary as Treasurer 50. 00 

Miss Lena W. Parti n, salary as stenographer. 50. 00 

Printing 22. 50 

Furnishings for Mission Rooms 59. 80 

Amount sent Home Mission Board 3, 250. 00 

Balance . 425.65 

6,453.96 6,453.96 

EDUCATION. 

Balance S146.58 

By amount received 2,468.16 

To Paid : 

Dr. John Mitchell. Secy's vouchers $2,153.07 

Printing and mailing Minutes 1 5. 00 

J. D. Boushall, salary as Treasurer 15 . 00 

Balance 431.67 

2,614.74 2.614.74 

Amount contributed to Endowment Wake 

Forest College 3. 420. 03 

Amount contributed to Biptist Female Uni- 
versity 7, OS 1 . 66 

Total for Education 13, 116. 43 



48 MINUTES OF THE 

ORPHANAGE. 

{Report by Ivey Allen, Treasxirer.) 

Amount contributed in cash 

Amount contributed in kind 

Subscriptions to Charity and Children . 

Amount contributed for Manager's Home 



MINISTERIAL RELIEF FUND. 

By amount received 

To Paid : 

Printing and mailing Minutes $14.50 

T. E. Cheek, Treasurer 903.59 

918.09 

Total value this Fund _ 



BAPTIST BOOK STORE BUSINESS. 

By cash receipts of Store 

To Paid : 

Balance . . §1:3. 41 

Printing, etc 75. 00 

H. L. Watson, salary as Clerk 600. 00 

Rent of store 203. 99 

Furnishings for Mission Rooms 49.67 

Printing Minutes 20.69 

Miss L. W. Partiu. salary as stenographer ... 44. 00 

J. D. Boushall, salary as Treasurer * 50. 00 

Fuel, lights and insurance 103. 24 

Freight, drayage, etc. 146.76 

Donations and discounts 166. 56 

Literature, books, etc 6, 698. 71 

Balance 212. 74 



8,414.77 8,414.77 



SUND.\Y SCHOOLS AND COLPORTAGE. 

By amount received $203. 1'i 

To Paid : 

Balance $22. 00 

B. W. Spilman, salary as Missionary 177 . 42 

W. D. Bostic, salary as Colporter . 25. 75 

Balance 22.01 



•2m. 39 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 49 

STUDENTS' AID FUND (LOUISVILLE.) 

By amount received §60. oO 

To Paid : 

D'-. E. C. Dargan , Tr;n\surer §60. 30 

60. 30 60. 80 

Amovmt sent direct, estimated 500. 00 

SUMMARY. 

State Missions ' $16, 582. 91 

Foreign Missions 8, 785. 29 

Home Missions 6,453.96 

Education : 

Ministerial |2, 614. 74 

Wake Forest Endowment i 8, 420 . 03 

Baptist Female University... 7.081.66 13,116.48 

Orphanage : 

General E-xpenses 7, 751. 36 

Manager's Home 836. 17 

Chanty and Children 1 , 762. 54 

Contributions in kind (estimated) 1,607.95 11.958.02 

Ministerial Relief 918. 09 

Students' Aid Fund 560. 30 

Baptist Book store 8,414.77 

Sunday Schools and Colportage 208. 89 

Contributed on Mission fields for Church exten- 
sion 5, 279. 35 

Conti"ibuted for Church extension other than 

Mission fields — estimated 75,000.00 

Paid Pastors' salaries not on Mission fields 122. 508. 00 

Incidentail expenses of churches 15, 030. 00 

For Poor 3,364.00 

Contributions for Mission purposes 29, 032. 00 

Sunday Scliool expenses 7, 182. 89 

(Irand total 324, 389. 40 

J. D. BOUSHALL. 

Treiisurer Baptist State Convention. 

I hereby certify that I have e.xamined the books of J. D. Bousliall, 
Treasurer of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, for the 
past Conventional year, comparing the same with the acknowledgments 
in the Biblical Recorder. 1 find all accounts, with the various objects 
of the Convention, to be correct, and tlisbursements supported by 
proper vouchers. W. N. Jones, 

4 Avdiior North Carolina Baptist State Convention. 



50 MINUTES OF THE 

Chairman W. C. Tyree presented the Report of the Min- 
isterial Relief Board, which was received and referred to 
appropriate committees : 

REPORT OF MINISTERIAL RELIEF BOARD. 

It is with profound gratitude in behalf of the "old preachers" and 
their families that we are able to make so favorable a report to the 
great Baptist brotherhood of North Carolina. These fathers in Israel 
deserve our respect, honor, and gratitude because they were pioneers 
in many sections of our State, preaching the gospel in destitute sections, 
laying the foundations of many of our strong and flourishing churches ; 
and they performed there faithful duties with but little if any compen- 
sation. They have spent their lives and worn themselves out in their 
efforts to save souls and teach the great doctrines which Baptists be- 
lieve. Unselfishly, bravely and faithfully tliey labored and we have 
entered into their labors. Carefully and patiently they sowed, and we 
are reaping the harvest from the seed they planted. Age or disease 
ha>< now made it impossible for them to preach : they linger with us a 
little while in the twilight of their lives before they are called home • 
to receive their reward, and so devoted and unselfish has been their ^ 
lives that they have not laid up anything to support them in old age. " 
Such is the cliaracter of these brethern whom it is our duty and privi- ! 
lege to care for and support for Jesus" .sake. j 

We have now thirteen beneficiaries. Brother R. W. Wooten. of i 
Rhonda, has passed to his reward, and brother N. H. Moss, of Waco,- 
has been received since om' last report. Except these two, the list of 
beneficiaries remains as it was last year. We believe there are other : 
deserving and needy Baptist ministers in the State who ought to receiv'^ 
our assistance, and we would be very glad to liave tliem I'eported to u^. 
so that we can supply them with the blank form of application, etc. 
Our contributions steadily increase every year, and we are anxious to 
find out other worthy objects of our sympathy and a.s.sistauce as our 
ability to help increases. Our receipts this year are lai'ger than ever 
before, and we believe the contributions to this cause will be larg r 
every year as the Board and its work become more widely known am<v 
our people. Our work appeals so generallj' and directly to the reas 
and sympathy of all that it needs only to be presented in order to be 
supported. We earnestly appeal to all our pastors to explain the Board 
and its work to their churches and take at least one public collection 
every year for its work. 

We try to follow our Constitution literally and never deviate from 
the rigid requirements for assistance. Every applicant is required to 
.satisfactorily fill out a blank form of questions and have his application 
endorsed bv the moderator and executive committee of liis association 



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BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 5 1 

before his name is put on the list of beneficiaries. If any unworthy or 
undeserving one is aided, it is because the moderator or executive com- 
mittee deceives us. We are anxious to help every one who deserves 
help, and we try to help no one who does not. 

We have sustained a great loss during the year in the death of brother 
J. L. Markham, who had been a faithful and useful member of the 
Board ever since it was located in Durham. He was so wise and con- 
scientious and so interested in our work. We shall greatly miss his help 
and counsel. 

Respectfully submitted. 

W. C. Tyree, 
J. F. McDuFFiE. President. 

Corresponding Secretary. 

Corresponding Secretaiy John Mitchell presented the Re- 
port of the Board of Education, which was received and 
referi'ed : 

REPORT OF BOARD OF EDUCATION. 

Tliirty-four young ministers liave been aided by the Board during the 
past year. The aid usually given is §9.00 per month ; and this not a 
gift, but a loan, to be returned after five years, without interest. 
Twenty-nine were received on the Board for the Fall Term, 1898. Six 
of them are hot in attendance. We are expecting to add six or more 
to the number at the opening of the Spring Term, or before. And still 
others are wanting aid. Would that we were able to aid all the worthy 
young men who apply. 

The importance of this work can not be overestimated. It is one of 
the leading objects of our Baptist State Convention, in whose Constitu- 
tion we find wi-itten : 

'•1. The primary objects of this Convention shall be to educate young 
men called of God to the ministrj-, and approved by the churches to 
which they belong. * * * * 

" 2. The Education Board shall, so far as it is able, assist promising 
and indigent young ministers seeking to prepare themselves for tlie 
more efficient preaching of the gospel.'" 

No work of the Convention is more important. None has given bet- 
ter results. None calls more loudly for help now. Let us heed the 
call, and. for tlie Master's sake, help His poor young ministers in their 
worthy and noble effort to prepare themselves for the great work to 
which He has called them. 

The annual itemized account of the Corresponding Secretary shows 
tlie following : 



52 MINUTES OF THE 

DEBITS. 

Received of J. D. Boushall, Treasurer, during the 

year $2,303.77 

Borrowed from C. E. Brewer, January 23. 1898 133. 00 

Borrowed from Citizens National Bank, July 6, 1898, 

(ninety days) 150.00 

Total 2,588.77 

CREDITS. 

Balance due on last year's account - $97. 69 

Paid out as per receipts during the year 2, 494. 86 

Total 2,592.55 

Leaving balance due Corresponding Secretary on 
open account 6. 78 

We have in the hands of our Treasurer. J. D. Boushall, an amount 
sufficient to pay this and all other current expenses of the Board to 
date, and leave a balance of $200.00 or more in favor of the Board ; so 
that I can report the Board of Education out of debt, and it gives me 
pleasure to do it. John Mitchell. 

Corresponding Secretary, 

The Convention was then addressed b}- Secretary J. M. 
Frost, of Nashville, on the work, oi)portunities and pros- 
pects of the Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist 
Convention. 

The following Committee, representing the former Bap- 
tist Convention of Western North Carolina, was introduced 
to the body by C. S. Cash well: A. I. Justice, of the Caro- 
lina Association; W. M. Yines, of Buncombe County Asso- 
ciation ; A. B. Smith, of the Tuckasei».-^ee Association ; W. 
E. Wilkins, of the Ilaywootl County Association; T. 
Bright, of the Western North Carolina Association. 

Tiemarks on the part of the Committee were made by A. 
1. Justice, T. Bright. A. P>. Smith. W. M. Vines and W. E. 
AVilkins. 

The following resolution, presented by J. S. Ilardaway, 
was unanimously adopted : 

Whkueas, We have this day heard through messengers of the disso- 
lution of tlie Western North Carolina Convention ; and. whereas, said 



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; messengers are present seeking admission as members of this body. 
Therefore be it 

Resolved 1. That the first article of the Constitution of the Nortli 
Carolina Baptist State Convention be amended so as to read : "The 
Baptist State Convention shall be composed of three male representa- 
tives from eacli white Association in the State, or one annual male rep- 
resentative," etc., etc. 

/. That the delegates from the Associations and churches formerly- 
composing the Western North Carolina Convention, be welcomed on 
their application as delegates of the North Carolina Baptist State Con- 
vention. 

Welcome on the part of the Coavention was extended the 
messengers from Western North Carolina by 0. E. Taylor. 
Remarks were also made by J. B. Boone, W. R. Gwaltney 
and T. E. Skinner. The hand of welcome was then ex- 
tended while singing, "Blest be the tie that binds." 

On motion of J. D. Boushall the reported contributions 
from Western North Carolina are included in the report of 
this Convention. 

N. L. Shaw presented the partial report on Order of Busi- 
ness : 

Friday Afternoon and Night. — 3. 80 p. m. — Miscellaneous Business. 

3 p. m. — Wake Forest College. 

3.45 p. m. — Theological Seminary. 

7.30 p. m. — Dr. O. F. Flippo on American Baptist Publication Society. 

8 p. m. — Foreign Missions. 

The President appointed the following committees : 

Home Missions.—^. W. Sikes. A. R. Foushee, W. C. Petty, C. F. 
Meserve. R. R. Overby, E. Lee, J. E. M. Davenport. 

Orphanage. — James Long, T. D. Boone. J. H. Lamberth, J. T. Ed- 
mundson. H. L. Watson. 

Female University. — W. L. Poteat, B. Craig. J. B. Newton, C. J. F. 
Anderson, A. L. Betts, Noah Biggs. 

Obituaries. —h. Johnson, John Mitchell, W. B. Morton. T. E. Skinner, 
C. B. Justice. 

State Missio7is.—C. S. Blackwell, W. M. Bond, S. J. Porter. W. B. 
Waff, G. M. Duke, W. C. Cook, W. E. Wilkins. 

Foreign Missions.— G. W. Greene, A. C. Barron, J. S. Meadows, R. H. 
Gilbert, C. W. Scarboro. 

Periodicals.— J. E. Ray, O. P. Meeks, J. W. Cobb, J. M. Alderman, 
W. G. Britt, F. H. Farrington. 



54 MINUTES OF THE 

To Nominate Board of Education. — B. F. Hester, AV. R. Gwaltnej-. 
G. M. Duke, E. Wright, J. S. Johnson, P. J. Long. 

To Nominate Ministerial Relief Board. — C. B. Justice. S. A. Howard. 
J E. Matthews. W. M. Jones, L. N. Chappell. 

To Nominate Board of Missions and Sunday Schools. — A. D. Hunter, 
T. T. Speight. S. W. Hall, G. L. Merrell, J. M. White, G. P. Harrill, 
A. B. Adkins. 

To Nominate Committee on Sunday Schools and Colportage. — G. L. 
Finch. A. A. Butler, J. D. Moore, J. W. Rose, S. F. Bristow. 

Sunday Schools and Colportage, — N. B. Broughton, Forrest Smith. 
W. M. Vines, R. A. Hedgepeth. A. Bass. D. W. Allen. 

Religious Exercises. — Pastor and deacons of Greenville Baptist Church. 

Preachers and Place of Next Meeting. — C. S. Cash well, J. A. Gates, 
W. R. Bradshaw, E. L. Dawson, S. J. Cobb. 

Finance.— H.. M. Shaw, Ed. Wyatt, H. B. Duflfy. 

Woman's Work. — J. E. Herring, J. Q. Adams. W. S. Penick, J. A. 
Muudy, F. H. Jones. 

Education. Ministerial and General. — F. P. Hobgood, J. C. Scarboro. 
F. L. Cleavland. J. S. Corpening. R. T. Vann. 

On Enlargement of State Mission Work. — Thos. Carrick. J. J. Pay- 
seur, R. H. Lewis, W. J. Fulford, M. E. Parrish. 

On Cooperation .—3 . W. Carter, C. E. Taylor, J. A. Mundy. A. L 
Justice. 

On Recommendations of Board of Missions and Sunday Schools Con- 
cerning the Work in We.'itern North Carolina. — W. C. Tyree, T. J. Tay- 
lor. R. T. Vann, J. B. Boone. T. Bright. 

On Volunteer Mission Corps. — J. N. Booth. M. L. Kesler, A. M. 
Simms, W. B. Morton, A. B. Smith. 

Ministerial Relief.— T. J. Taylor, W. F. Watson, T. M. Pittman. N. L. 
Shaw, J. S. Hardaway. 

The followino: teleg-ram was read : 

Louisville, Ky., Decembers. 180S. 

President Baptist Convention, Greenville, N. C: 
North Carolina Seminar}^ students send greetings. Numbers vi. 24-26- 

Arch C. Cree. 
A. R. Love. 

A. W. Setzer was appointed to make reply on the part of 
the Convention. 

A letter from F. M. Jordan to the Convention was read 
by N. B. Broughton. 

The Convention then adjourned with benediction by A. E. 
Dickenson, Richmond. 



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SECOND DAY— Afternoon Session. 



The Convention was called to order at 2.30 p. m., Presi- 
dent Marsh in the chair. 

J. W. Carter, for the Committee on Cooperation, submit- 
ted the following, which was laid on the table : 

Your Committee on Cooperation recommend that this Convention 
continue to cooperate with the colored Baptists of the State upon the 
conditions stated in Report of Board on page 16. 

On motion of John E. Ray it was ordered that a com- 
mittee of one be appointed from this Convention to coop- 
erate with like committees from other States in Southern 
Baptist Convention relative to the proposed Jubilee of Mis- 
sions in 1900. 

The President appointed John E. Ray as the committee. 

The following resolution, submitted by R. T. Vann, was 
adopted : 

Resolved, That, in view of tlie important work accomplished by the 
Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, we heartily 
endorse that Board and heartily commend it to the patronage of our 
churches and Sunday Schools. 

C. W. Scarborough offered the following resolution, which 
was adopted after remarks by J. M. Frost, J. W. Carter, "W. 
C. Tyree, W. R. Gwaltney and A. L. Betts : 

Resolved, That we express to our Sunday School Board the opinion 
that if there could be placed in our quarterlies a catechism in sections, 
with Scripture references, setting forth the doctrines dear to us as Bap- 
tists, it would meet a pressing need in a majority of our churches. 

S. W. Hall reported the serious illness of J, H. Mills, of 
Thomasville, offering the following resolution, which was 
adopted : 

That we, as a body, extend to Bro. Mills our deep and heartfelt sym- 
pathy in his sore affliction and that we pray that he may be speedily 
restored to health. 



56 MINUTES OF THE 

The Convention was led in prayer for Bro. Mills by John 
E. Ka3^ The Secretaries were instructed to telegraph Bro. 
Mills a message from the Convention. 

The Report on Wake Forest College, presented by C. J. 
Hunter, was received as follows : 

WAKE FOREST COLLEGE. 

It is gratifying to be able to report that the College is iu a prosperous 
condition. During the session of 1897 and 1898, 253 students wer"- 
matriculated. At the Commencement there were a larger number of 
graduates tlian liad ever received diplomas before at any one time. Sev- 
enteen young men received the degree of Bacheloi' of Law, thirty -six 
tlie degree of Bachelor of Arts and six the degree of Master of Arts. 

At the last annual meeting of the Board of Trustees, vacancies were 
tilled by the election of Messrs. R. E. Royall. of Wake, and E. Y. Webb, 
of Cleveland. 

The number of students matriculated during the current term is 336. 
eleven moi'e than at tlie corresponding date last session. Tliese young 
men have worked well. and. witli very rare exceptions, their dei)ort- 
meut has been excellent. 

The religious condition of the College is unusually good. The Wake 
Forest Church held a ineeting early in tlie session in which several stu- 
dents professed religion and others were much strengthened. This 
meeting was conducted by Rev. E. M. Poteat. one of the alumni of 
the College. Since the resignation of Dr. Gwaltney, the church lias 
been without a pastor and the pulpit has been supplied, for the most 
part, by members of the Facultj'. It is ho])ed that a pastor will be se- 
cured by the beginning of the new year. The Students' Association for 
Christian work is very helpful in the religious life of the institution. 

The property of the denomination at the College is well cared for and 
is in good condition. The Memorial Hall has been rendered more se- 
cure and attractive by a beautiful panelled steel ceiling. Recent 
arrangements have resulted in the bountiful supply of water which for 
several years has been a desideratum*. 

At their last annual meeting tlie Trustees authorized an effort to 
rai>e the money with wliich to build and equip a gj'mnasium, and Prof. 
E. \V. Sikes was requested to make the needed canvass. This building- 
is a necessity, and it is hoped that the Baptists of the State will, by 
their contributions, enable it to be erected during the next summer. 

The relations between the Convention and the College are close and 
vital. The prosperity of the College reacts upon the eflSciency of the 
Convention. Every friend of the Convention should see to it. there- 



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fore, that the patronage wliich legitimately belongs to Wake Forest 
should not be diverted from it to any other institution within or vvith- 
out the State. Carey J. Hunter, 

F. P. HOBGOOD. 

J. E. White, 

Committee. 

Remarks were made by C J. Hunter, T. E. Skinner, J. 
D. Boushall, A. C. Barron and C. E. Taylor. 

J. E.. Sanipey, of the Southern Baptist Theological Semi- 
nary, then presented the claims of the Seminary, and 
pledges were taken for the Student's Aid Fund amounting 
to $638.50. 

The Convention then adjourned, with benediction by C. 
F. Meserve. 



SECOjSTD DAY— Evening Session. 

The Convention met at 7.30 p. m. The audience united 
in singing, '• Come we that love the Lord." W. M. Vines, 
of Asheville, read the second Psalm and led in prayer. 

O. F. Flippo, of Philadelphia, then addressed the body 
on the American Baptist Publication Society. 

A solo was rendered by H. A. Wolfsohn, of Georgia. 

Livingston Johnson, Vice-President of the Foreign Mis- 
sion Board, was called to the chair. 

The report on Foreign Missions was presented by G. 
W. Greene as follows : 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

A hundred years ago the friends of Foreign Missions were praying 
the Lord to open the nations that the missionaries might take tlie gos- 
pel to them. The Lord heard their prayers and opened the nations. 

Then they prayed for men and women to take the gospel to the na- 
tions, and the Lord called the men and women. For several years 
there have been more candidates for appointment tlian could be sent. 
During this time our prayer has been that the Lord would quicken the 
spirit of missions among the people that the money might be furnished 
to send these men and women. The increase in contributions has been 
gradual but slow, and again our Board is calling for men and women. 



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58 MINUTES OF THE 

The news from the field is encouraging. The reports to the last ses- 
sion of the Southern Baptist Convention included only the work of the 
year 1897. Many fields reported more baptisms than ever before. 
Already for this year the numbers liave passed those of 1897. Tlie 
South China Mission reported 132 for last year, and 147 for ten months 
of the present year. Large accessions are reported also in Central and 
North Cliina and in Brazil. New stations are opening to our workers, 
and the hearers are more numerous in the old stations. There are 
signs of progress. 

While there has been some progress in the contributions in the 
Southern States, there has been for some years little progress in North 
Carolina. For several years the gifts to other objects have been grad- 
ually increasing, but the gifts to Foreign Missions have continued 
about the same. We rejoice to see progress in other directions ; we 
desire to see progress for this object also. This increase ought to come 
from larger gifts by those who have hitherto contributed, and the 
awakening of interest on the part of many who have not yet become 
regular contributors. Such increase can come only tlirough patient 
and faithful efforts on the part of the pastors and brethren in the 
churches. G. W. Greene. 

A. C. Barron. 
C. W. Scarborough, 
J. S. Meadows, 
* F. H. Farrington, 

Committee 

Addresses were made b}' G. W. Greene, C. B. Justice and 
Secretary R. J. Willingham, of Richmond. Tiie report was 
then adopted. 

N. L. Shaw, for the Committee on Order of Business, sub- 
mitted a report which was recommitted. 

The Convention adjourned, with benediction by F. H. 
Jones. 



THIRD DAY — Morning Session. 

Greenville, N. C, Decemher 10th, 1898. 
The Convention opened with devotional exercises, con- 
ducted by W, M. Vines, of Asheville, who read from the 
fortieth chapter of Isaiah. Prayer was offered by C. F. 
Meserve and C. E. Taylor. 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 59 

The Minutes of yesterday were read, corrected and ap- 
proved. 

N. L. Shaw, for Committee 6n Order of Business, made 
the following report, which was adopted : 

Saturday. 

10 a. m. — Periodicals. 

11 a. m. — State Missions. Reports of Committees on Enlargement and 
on W. N. C. Work and Denominational Institutes. 

2.30 p. m. — Home Missions. 

3.30 p. m. — Orphanage. 

7.30 p. m. — Sunday Schools and Colportage. 

8.15 p. m. — Female University. 

Sunday Night. 

7.30 p. m. — Historical Memorial Service. 

Monday. 

9.30 a. m. — Devotional Exercises, A. I. Justice. 

10 a. m. — Ministerial Relief Board. 

11a. m. — Ministerial and General Education, 

12 m. — Woman's Work. 

3 p. m. — General Business. 

C. S. Cashwell, for Committee on Place and Preacher, 
made the following report, which was adopted : 

Your Committee would name the First Church, Asheville, as the 
place. To preach the sermon, R. T. Vann ; alternate, W. C. Tyree. 

On motion of L. Johnson it was unanimously — 

Resolved, That article 3 of the Constitution be so changed as to read, 
" This Convention shall meet annually on Wednesday morning after 
the first Sunday in December." 

John E. Ray offered the following Report on Periodicals, 
which was adopted : 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

It is not easy to overestimate the importance of having wholesome 
literature in the homes of our people. For the information of the 
membership of our churches ; for the unification of our forces ; for the 
spiritual upbuilding of our Baptist men and women ; for the education 
of our children, we must have a good periodical — a religious journal. 



6o MINUTES OF THE 

In the progress of our denomination no one can calculate the influence 
which has been exercised by the organ of our Conveution^the Biblical 
Recorder. For sixty-live years it lias stood for every enterprise held 
dear by our fathers and ourselves ; and the good which has resulted we 
sliall know onl}^ when the great book is opened, after time shall have 
ended. No Baptist in North Carolina can afford to deprive himself 
and his familj' of the benefits to be derived from its Nveekly visits. We 
congratulate the Convention upon the union of the Western iS'ortJt 
Carolina Baptist with the Biblical Recorder. 

We would also commend most lie.irtily to the patronage of the mem- 
bers of the churches composing this Convention CJiariti/ and Children. 
the organ of our Orphanage ; Wake Forest Student. Baptist Historical 
Papers, Foreign Mission Journal. Scmdnari/ Magazine, Our Home Field, 
and the North Carolina Baptist. John E. Ray. 

W. G. Britt, 
J. W. Cobb, 

F. H. FARRIXfiTON. 

J. M. Alderman, 

Commtttee. 

The report was spoken to by T. E. Skinner, T. M. Pittman, 
A. M. Simms, John E. Ray, R. W. Weaver, T. T. Speight, 
O. F. Flippo, T. Bright and J. W. Bailey. 

S. J. Porter offered the report on State Missions as fol- 
lows: 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 

The year 1898 will be epochal in the history of the Baptist State 
Convention of North Cai-olina, because of two events — meeting at 
the place of its birth, and the consolidation of the work of the en- 
tire State. 

Notwithstanding the fact that a fierce and distracting political 
storm has swept our State from moutain top to seashore, Grod has 
spoken an unusual peace to our Baptistic voters. 

We are devoutly thankful that God has given us a special token 
of His favor in guiding to the waters of baptism, through the hands 
of our 103 State missionaries, 1,466 converts, 133 more than were ever 
baptized by ovir missionaries in any previous year. They were also 
enabled to preach 6,721 sermons, an increase of 1,257 over the year 
before. 

One-third of our State's territory having been added to our re- 
sponsibilities, we heartily urge our State Board to advance our oper- 
ations from a §15.000 to a $20,000 basis. To meet this increased ex- 
penditure and enlarged work, we recommend that every lay mem- 



BAPTISr STATE CONVHNTION. 6 1 

l)t r be urged to make a voluntary offering in cash of one day's labor 
or income. We urge the pastors to go home and at once present 
this opportiinity of an offering of one day's labor or income to every 
man and woman in our churches. 

AVe earnestly urge our pastors to lead the laymen in their volun 
Tary "one-day wage offerings" by extending the pastors" voluntary 
ten days' free evangelistic services. We believe the laymen will 
freely give one day's cash income if they see the pastors giving ten 
days' extra preaching .service. If the service of the one and the sil- 
ver of the other can be united, we have solved the problem of devel- 
ojjing our new territory. 

We feel that our State Board should seek the cooperation of the 
associational committees of the lare Western Convention in plan- 
ning for the best work in that important territory. 

We believe that if a moi"e vigorous and persistent effort were made 
to have our churches make State Mission collections very early in 
the Conventional year that our missionaries could be paid promptly 
at the end of every quarter, and that there would be no need of 
making any arrangement Avith banks to get money during the lust 
half of the year to pay them. We believe the time has come for our 
l^astors and churches to get out of the unbusiness like habit of put 
ting oft' our State Mission collections to the last quarter in the year 
to pay men who have worked from the first of the year. We must 
reform, and pay our honest debts when they are due, quarter by 
(juarter. If every pastor would begin iuunediately after returning 
home to collect a part of the State ^Mission yjleuges we believe that 
three desirable results would be secured: (1) More State Mission 
money woukl be raised and with less effort; (3) Our missionaries 
could be paid honestly and promptly ; (3) Our State Board and our 
Secretary would have their minds relieved and their hands untied 
for other advanced work. This new beginning year of new leaf 
turning is the time to begin to do the right thing. Unless we try 
we will never reform onr bad habits of doing three-fourths of the 
Lord's work en credit. 

C. S. Black wKLi,, 
S. J. Porter, 
(t. M. Duke, 

W. E. VVlLKIXS. 

W. C. Cooke, 
W. B. Waff. 

('omi)iiit<-f. 



62 MINUTES OF THE 

Thomas Carrick submitted the following report on En- 
largement of State Mission Work : 

REPORT ON ENLARGEMENT OF STATE MISSION WORK. 

Your Committee to whom was referred the matter of the enlarge- 
ment of the State Mission work, offer the following report : 

That the recommendations of the Secretary of this Convention, as to 
the enlargement of the work, be adopted ; and that the State Mission 
Board be instructed, as suggested, to operate on a basis of §20,000 the 
ensuing year. Thos. Cakrick, 

Wm. J. FULFORD, 

M. E. Parrish, 
Richard H. Lewis, 

Committee. 

W. C. Tyree, for the Committee to Consider Recommen- 
dations of State Missions Board Relative to the Work in 
Western North Carolina, reported as follows : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON WORK IN WESTERN NORTH 
CAROLINA. 

We. the Committee to whom the recommendations of the Board of 
Missions, with reference to the work in Western North Carolina have 
been committed, advise that these recommendations be adopted : 

1. That the Convention endoi'se the propo.sed annual meeting of Wes- 
tern North Carolina Baptists for the discussion of Missions. Education 
and other related subjects, to the end that the missionary spirit may be 
stimulated, missionary information disseminated, educational enter- 
prises encouraged and the pastors and churches brouglit into personal 
contact and intimate fellowship in their woi'k-witli the sugge.stion 
that this proposed meeting shall be held, not only for the benefit of the 
former territory of the Western Convention, but for the entire movm- 
tain section of the State. 

3. That for reasons of convenience, and that the chiu-clies be spared 
no encouragement in the duty of Christian beneficence, the Convention 
authorize the selection of an Assistant Treasurer for the funds con- 
tributed to different objects, who shall be located in the western terri- 
toiy, and who shall make regular monthly remittances by check or 
voiicher to the Treasurer of the Convention. 

8. That the Board of Missions and Sunday Schools be instructed tn 
select and secure a general missionai'v or missionaries for the moun- 
tain section of the Convention, who shall work under the direction of 
the Board. 



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BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 63 

i. The Conventiou appoint a committee to confer as soon as possible 
\\ ith the Home Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention with 
reference to educational and mission work in Western North Caro- 
lina, seeking the cooperation of that Board in securing funds necessary 
to maintain a general missionary or missionai'ies, and to provide assist- 
anc'-e for sucli destitute points as may need our help. 

We also advise that the Board be instructed to provide, as far as prac- 
ticable, for the immediate continuance of the mission work already in 
operation in the Western Convention and enlarge it as fast as possible. 

J. B. Boone. 
R. T. Vann, 
T. Bright, 
T. J. Taylor, 
W. C. Tyree, 

Committee. 

J. N. Booth made the following report for the Committee 
on the Yolunteer Mission Corps : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON VOLUNTEER MISSION CORPS. 

We, the Committee to whom was referred the I'ecommendation rela- 
tive to Denominational Institutes, report the following : 

We call attention to and commend the work done by the '" Volunteer 
Mission Corps" and by brethren in Denominational Institutes, and ad- 
vise that the work in these lines be continued ; but in order to avoid 
confusion it seems best, to your Committee, to keep them separated. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. N. Booth, 

A. M. SIMMS, 

M. L. Kesler, 
A. B. Smith, 
W. B. Morton, 
Committee. 

The foregoing reports wore discussed by J. D. Hufham, 
John E. Kay, John E. White, C. E. Taylor and W. E. Wil- 
kins, after which they were adopted. 

J. W. Bailey was instructed to send a telegram of con- 
gratulation to H. A. Brown, of Winston, who to-morrow 
completes the twenty-first year of his ministry with the 
First Church in that city. 

The Convention then adjourned with benediction by 
T. M. Honeycutt, of Mars Hill. 



64 MINUTES OF THE 



THIRD DAY — Afternoon Session. 

Reassembling at the hour appointed, the Convention was 
led in ]:> raver by W. R. Gwaltney. 

On motion the matter of cooperation is taken from the 
table. After discussion by J. D. Hufham and J. E. White, 
the report was adopted. 

A. D. Hunter, for the Committee to Nominate Board of 
Missions and Sunday Schools, made their report, which was 
adopted. [See " Boards of Convention."] 

F. P. Hobgood submitted the report on Education, Min- 
isterial and General, as follows: 

REPORT ON MINISTERIAL AND (GENERAL EDUCATION. 

It is cause for regret that the interest in the work of the Board of 
Education does not seem to increase. The receipts of the Board do 
net keep pace'with the growing needs and the growing financial 
ability of the denomination. This lack of increase, in view of the 
increase of contributions to the other objects of the Convention, is 
marked. 

The Committee ventures to suggest that the highest interests not 
only of the young ministerial students receiving aid from the Board, 
but also of those receiving free tuition from the College, are not 
served by their becoming pastors of churches, while we are quite 
sure that^the churches themselves suffei" from such a connection, 
and that^the reaction upon the Board itself is not favorable. 

The general educational outlook of the denomination is full of 
cheer. A larger number of boys and girls are attending the colleges 
of the State'than ever. We rejoice in the prosperity of Wake Forest 
College, and of Chowan Baptist Female Institute and Oxford Sem- 
inary. These institutions for girls have met the res]X)nsibilities 
resting on them, and have educated women worthy to w;ilk by the 
side of sons of Wake Forest, to sympathize with them in their 
highest a.si)irations. and to assi^'t them io their noblest endeavors 
And we rejoice in the early completion of the Female University. 

But'that which gives the greatest hope for the education of xhe 
vast Baptist host of North Carolina is the establishmeiit of seenn 
dary .schools. A large number of the associations have erected acad- 
emies to prepare for college the boys and girls pmposing to obtain 
a thorough education, and to subserve the educational interests of 



BAPTIST STATt; CONVENTION. 65 

il,e far lai'j^er nuinber who can not go to colle;j;-e. We reeoinuiend 
ilie establishing- of such a school by every association in the State. 

F. P. HoBGOOD, Chmn., 
J. C. Scarborough, 

F. L. CliEAVIiAA'D, 

J. S. CoRPE^^I^'G, 
R. T. Vaxx, 

Conitnltte':. 

The motion to adopt was laid upon the table for consid- 
eration Monday mornino-. 

The report on Home Missions was presented by E. W. 
Sikes as follows : 

REPORT OX HOME MISSIONS. 

Results of the lu-esent year's work of the Home Board can not be 
well ascertained until its labors for the year are finished and the 
figures are gathered. Every indication points to a larger work than 
any previous year. Last year the whole number of missionaries 
nloyed were 467, and the i)receding year 872. The total number 
iiii.ssionaries for the current year will probably exceetl five hun- 
dred. This ratio of increa.se may be expected to obtain in results of 
the Board's work throughout. 

The genei'al vvork of the Board in all departments is being main- 
tained, and there is not a j.'hase of this work that has not pressed 
upon the consideration of the Board urgent appeals for the necessity 
of enlarged appropriations. While this is true, there have been 
gratifyiT'.g evidences of a forward ijiovement all along the lines of 
denominationa!, and especially missionary, effort. Apparent differ- 
ences and difficulties which threatened the best development and 
progress of churches, associations and conventions in some .sections 
have been overcome, and an era of decided hariiiony and missionary 
determination seems to be settling over the Bajitist Zion. 

-MOIXT.MX KEGIOX.-^. 

At the last meeting of the Southern Baptist ('onvention the Home 
Board was instructed to take under advi,«ement the prosecution of 
the special work of Christian education in the mountaui sections of 
our country, and earnestly advi.sed to consider the advisability of 
employing a suitable man to give his entire time to the oversight of 
the work, and to the holding of Bible in.stitutes for the instruction 
of the ministry in Bible doctrine and methods of Christian work. 

These instructions were in harmony with the oft-repeated expres- 



66 MINUTES OF THE 

sions of the Board, and since the meeting of the Convention it has 
addressed itself to planning for their execution. Through its Com- 
mittee on Mountain Missions and Schools it has been diligently 
seeking to secure just the right man for this important work. From 
present indications it is hoped this will soon be accomplished and 
the enlargement of this work fairly inaugurated. For some years 
the Board has been expending about four thousand dollars in 
mountain work. Several times this amount could be profitably used 
and V ill be required when the urgent demands of our mountain 
regions receive the consideration the Board has for years desired to 
give, and is now. by the Convention, authorized to do so. 



In the pro^^dence of (Tod all barriers to the free access of the gos- 
pel in the islands of Cuba and Porto Rico have been removed. 
Thus, the Homp Board is not only enabled to take np its work in 
Havana, but also there is imposed on Southern Baptists the great 
responsibility of covering the entire island with the Word of Life. 
Every indication is favorable for the reception of the truth by the 
natives throughout the entire island. 

It is the intention of the Board to prosecute this feature of its 
work as vigorously and as early as {)ractical. Numbers of mission- 
aries will be required, and the Board will exercise great care and 
prudence in their selection, as well as the se'ection of points at 
which to establish the work. 

Rev. .1. K. O'Halloran, former missionary of the Board at Havana, 
Avas sent to Santiago about two months ago. He has established a 
school, ordained one native preacher, baptized not less than sixty 
or seventy-five converts, and constituted two churches. In part of 
this work he has had the counsel and a.ssistance of Rev. T>. H. 
Parker, of Georgia, who is cha plain in the United States Army. 

The Committee of the Bt)ard who recently visited Havana was 
gratified with the success of their visit. They found that the women 
there had continued all the day and Sunday Schools and prayer 
services during the entire war. The Committee found everything 
favorable for a forward movement in Havana as early as the work 
can be reorganized, which the Board will do without delay. 

It has been proposed by several States that there shall be raised 
not less than fifty thousand dollars for prosecuting work in Cuba. 
This sum would not exceed the amount required by the importance 
of the field, nor the ability of Southern Baptists t<i meet their obli 
gat ions. 

The Committees appointed by the American Baptist Home Mis- 
sion Society and the Home Mission Board of the Southern Baptist 
Convention, met in joint session according to agreement in Wash- 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 67 

ingrton, T). C, on the '28d day of November, in the office of the Pres 
ident of Columbia University. 

The principal matter for consideration by the conference was to 
determine the relations of the two bodies in prosecuting work in 
the islands of Cuba and Porto Rico. After a full and fi-ank discus 
sionof the whole subject, the following- resolution was unanimously 
agreed to : 

''Resolved. That, in the opinion of this conference, held this 28(1 
day of November, iyj>8. in the city of Washington, I). C, and rep 
resenting two great Home Mission societies of xlmerican Baptists, 
North and South, with a constituency of two and one half million 
communicant.^, it is expedient that the following division of terri 
tory should be adopted by the societies represented, viz: That tlie 
American Baptist Home Mission Society should pro.secute its work 
in the island of Porto Rico and in the two eastern provinces of Cuba ; 
while the Home Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention 
should prosecute its work in the remaining provinces of the island 
of Cuba."' 

Walter Sike.s, Chinii.. 

A. R. FOUSHEE, 

W. C. Petty, 

R. R. OVERBY, 

E. Lee, 

J. E. M. Davexport, 

C. F Meserve, 

('i)unuitt'e. 

The report was discussed by E. W. Sikes, W. S. Penick, 
S. J. Porter, and adopted. 

G. L. Finch submitted the report of the Committee to 
Nominate Sunday School Committee, which was adopted. 
[See " Boards of Convention."] 

On motion of W. F. Watson, the Orphanage was made 
special order for this evening at 7.30 o'clock. 

B. F. Hester submitted the report of the Committee to 
Nominate the Board of Education, which was adopted. 
[See " Boards of Convention."] 

A. W. Setzer read the report of the Committee on De- 
votional Exercises, announcing the services for Sunday. 

The Convention then adjourned with benediction by 
W. R Gwaltney. 



68 MINUTES OF THE 



THIRD DAY— Evening Session. 

The evening session of the Convention was opened with 
devoti'^nal exercises, conducted by C. W. Scarboro, who 
read ii'om the fifth chapter of Romans and led in prayer. 

On motion of N. B. Broughton. the report of the Com- 
mittee on Sunday Schools was read and consideration of 
same postponed till to morrow afternoon at the Sunday 
School mass-meeting at 3 o'clock. 

T. J. Taylor presented the following report 'on Ministerial 
Relief, which was adopted : 

REPORT ON MINISTERIAL RELIEF. 

Diiriii}? the past year the Ministerial Relief Board has done a most 
ici-atifyintr work. More \vt)iild have been aeconipUslied if the oppor 
timity liad been given, and the opportiinity ought to have been 
afforded; for surely there are more than fourteen neetly ])ersons in 
tliis State who ought to be beneficiaries of this Board. 

Two things are necessary in order that tlie Board may accomi^lisli 
the work for which it was created. First, every per.'^on in tlie State 
entitled to receive its benefactions should be faithfully reported to 
r)ie Board. To this end, all our peojjle, and especially the pastov- 
should make diligent inquiry with reference to needy aged minis 
tersand widows of preachers, and bring to the attention of the Board 
every needy case. Second, the pastors should bring the work of 
This Board before their cinirches and take collections for the same 
at least once a year. 

We thank (Tod for what has already been done in this depart- 
ment of our work, and earnestly recommend that a faitliful effort be 
made, along the lines suggested, to increase the re-sponsibilities of 
the Board; for increased responsibilities will surely be followed by 
enlarged contributions. 

Respectfully submitted. 

T. J. Taylor, 
N. L. Shaw, 
.1. S. Hardaway. 
W. F. Watson, 
T. M. Pittman, 

Cnmmitte''. 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 69 

H. L. Watson, for the (committee, submitted the report 
on the Orphanage which, after remarks by J. B. Boone, 
J. W. Bailey and E. E. Hilliard, was adopted : 

REPORT ON ORPHANAGE. 

Thirteen years of orphanage work with North Carohna Baptists 
have passed into history. 

Our people have builded better than they knew. With protV)und 
graitude to (tocI we chronicle the unabated progress of the Orphan 
age at Thoniasvilie, and its growing favor with the people. The 
past year has been one of growth in all respects. 

The number of orphans n'^w present is about one liundred and 
seventy. The enrolment during these thirteen years has been con 
siderably over five hundred. 

Just a year ago at this time a fearful epidemic of measles pre 
vailed; there were 110 cases. Only one fatal, and this was more 
from heart-failure than from measles. The health of the Orphan- 
age has been well nigh perfect this year. 

We note with thanksgiving that recently there has been a great 
si)iritual work among the orphans. Twenty-five were baptized on 
last Sunday. Many others of these fatherless little ones have, we 
believe, received the Haviour. 

The general management of the Orphanage and the work has 
been eminently satisfactory. Our noble band of workers there are 
thoroughly in love with their work. 

Charity and Children — this is an excellent paper, and grows bet 
ter as it grows in years. Five thousand coi)ies of Charity and Chil- 
dren go regularly into the Baptist homes of North Carolina. It has 
its place and iuission, and should be in every Baptist home in North 
Carolina. 

The Greneral Manager's house, a beautiful and commodious struc 
ture, has been completed. 

Subscriptions to the amount of .11,250 were raised at the last Bap 
tist State Convention, of which only about nine hundred dollars 
have been forwarded designated for that specific work. It is prob 
able that a number of contributions have been sent up for the work 
which were not so designated, and so had to go into the general 
funds. The actual cost of the building has been $3,000, $750 of which 
is not provided for. We recommend that some special effort be 
made to raise this deficit. 

Dr. R. D. Fleming, who was a life long friend of the Orphanage, 
bequeathed to the Orphanage an amount, which having been sup- 
plemented by his widow, is sufficient for the erection of a second 
nursery. The building will be erected in the early spring. 



yO MINUTES OF THE 

The present needs of 1 he Orphanage : 

We need to expend about five hundred dollars for miieh cows. 
The natural advantages of the Orphanage grounds make it pos 
sibie, by the expenditure of a thousand or fifteen hundred dollars, 
TO construct a good sj'stem of water works. This is greatly needed, 
as it would add much to the comfort. c<nivenience. health and .safety 
of all concerned. 

Enlargement: The occupation of the (xeneral Manager's house re- 
leases the Infirmary to be used for its own legitimate purpose. This 
will require an additional luatron. Also, the building of a second 
nursery will require an additional teacher and matron. These things 
will increase the capacity of the Orphanage, and at the same time 
will correspondingly increase the expenses. 

AVe heartily commend the custom of many churches of making a 
Thanksgiving offering to the Orphanage, and also of the Sunday 
Schools making a monthly offering to the same. 

We sincerely regret to hear of the extreme illness of the foi-mer 
(ieneral Manager of the Orphanage, brother J. H. Mills — the pio 
neer of orphanage work in the State. His works will follow him. 

H. L. Watson, 
James Long, 
JoHx T. Edmit]S'dso:v, 
J. H. Lamberth. 
T. D. BooxE. 

( nm m ittee. 

The followincf teleo^rain was read : 

Winston, N. C, December 10, 1898. 

J. W. Bailey. Care of Convention, Greenville, N. C. 

My heart overflows with gratitude to God and love for the brethren. 
II Timothy iv. 2. H. A. Brown. 

A cash collection was then taken for the Orphanage 
amounting to S20.37. 

The report on the Baptist Female University was pre- 
sented by W. L. Poteat as follows : 

REPORT ON THE BAPTIST FEMALE UNIV^ERSITY. 

Since the last meeting of the Convention, work on the University 
building has been uninterrupted, except during the winter and early 
spring months, and it is now near to comj^letion. Half of the floor 
ing is laid, the plastering is completed this week, and the doors and 
windows will be in place by Christmas. The porches are finished, 
and are now in process of painting. The plumbing work has been 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 7 1 

\ 

done, except the placing of the finishings ; water and gas pipes, to 
gather with wires for electric lights, having been laid throughout 
the building. The steam-heating plant, with an excellent system of 
ventilation, has been completed and promises satisfaction. The 
amount expended upon the building up to date is §33,853.45. We 
congratulate the Convention and the womanhood of the State upon 
the possession of as handsome and well appointed a building as 
stands in our borders. 

The total cash received during the Conventional year is $7,081.66, 
which is nearly one thousand dollars in advance of the collection of 
the preceding year. This is n\ost encouraging, in view of the pecu- 
liar conditions of the period. 

But the funds for the continuance of the work on the building is 
now exhausted, and we would urge strongly upon the Convention 
and the churches immediate and large contributions for its comple- 
tion at once, with the view of opening the institution next Sep- 
tember. 

W. L. POTEAT, 

J. B. Newton. 
A. L. Betts, 

Committee. 

Remarks were made by E,. T. T^ann and O. L. Stringfield, 
after which pledges Avere taken for the Baptist Female Uni- 
versit}'' amounting to $905.00. 

The Convention united in singing, "Praise God from 
whom all blessing flow," and adjourned to meet to morrow- 
afternoon at 3 o'clock. Benediction bv C. E. Taylor. 



FOURTH DAY— The Sabbath. 

Under direction of the Committee on Religious Exercises 
various churches in Greenville were supplied by brethren in 
attendance upon the Convention as follows : 

Baptist Church — Sunday School, B. W. Spilman, presiding. 

9.30 a. m. — Song Service. Prof. Wolfsohn. 

9.40 a. m.— Five minute talks by N. B. Broughton, A. E. Dickenson, 
E. E. Hilliard, J. W. Bailey, H. C. Moore. 

3 p. m.— Sunday School Mass Meeting, N. B. Broughton, presiding ; 
B. W. Spilman, W. E. Wilkins. O. F. Flippo. 

11 a. m.— Dr. J. W. Carter. 

7.30 p. m. — Memorial Service. 



72 MINUTES OF THE 

Presbyterian Church — 11 a. m. — Thos. Hume. D. D. 
7.30 p. m.— W. M. Vines. 
Methodist Church — 11 a. m. — John E. White. 

3 p. m. — Woman's Mass Meeting in behalf of Baptist Female Univer- 
sity, presided over by Mi.ss Heck. 
7.30 p. m.— W. C. Tyree. 

Sycamore Hill Baptist Church, colored— 11 a. m. — O. L. Stringfield. 
7.30 p. m. — A. M. Croxton. 

2.30 p. m. — Union Service of Colored Churches, Chas. F. Meserve. 
Methodist Church, colored — 11 a. m. — Rev. C. E. Gower. 
7.30 p. m. — Rev. S. J. Porter. 

At 3 p. in. the Convention was called to order to hear the 
report on Sunday Schools and Colportage, which was pre- 
sented by N. B. Broughton, and after discussion by X. B. 
Broughton, O. F. Flipi)o. W. E. Wilkinsand B. W. Spilman, 
was adopted : 

REPORT OX SUNDAY SCHOOLS AND COLPORTAGE. 

Your Coinniittee congratulates the Convention upon the splendid 
work accomplished during the past year in the Sunday School 
cause, and the increased a,nd profitable business of our Book Store, 
at Raleigh. 

We rejoice to believe that the true work of the Sunday School in 
teaching the Word of Grod is rapidly posse.ssing the minds of our 
brethren and sisters, and that the use of the Bible in the .school, 
rather than the quarterly or leaflet. i=i fast taking place. 

Through the labors of brother B. W. Spilman and others in insti- 
tutes, conventions and chautauquas. our people are being rapidly 
prepared for the important work of better facilities and of manage- 
ment and teaching. We commend to all the pastors and churches 
the importance of these meetings conducted in the interest of the 
Sunday School work, and hope they will urge their workers to at 
tend same whenever possible to do so. 

We heartily commend the support of the Sunday School and Col 
portage work to the Board of Missions and Sunday Schools, and 
trust in every way possible the Committee of fifteen will prosecute 
the work committed to them. 

N. B. Broughton, 
W. M. Vines, 
Forrest Smith, 
A. Bass. 
D. W. Allen. 

R. A. HKDOrKTH, 

Cojnmittee. 



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BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 73 

At 7.30 p. ra., just before the meeting of the Baptist His- 
torical Society, after an appeal by T. Bright, a collection 
in cash and pledges, amounting to $130.00, was taken for 
the Baptist Church in Murphy, N. C. 

At the conclusion of the meeting of the Historical So 
ciety, the President called L. Johnson to preside, and a 
short farewell service was given brother Geo. W. Greene, 
wife and dau<<-hter. missionaries to China, who ai'e to sail in 
January next. C. E. Taylor delivered a brief parting ad- 
dress, t<^ which brother Gr-eene replied, and friends gave 
the parting hand while the congregation sang "' God be with 
you till we meet again." 

Thomas Hume offered the following, which was ado])ted : 

The North Carolina Baptist State Convention, assembled in the birth- 
place of its organization, send by the hands of their dear brother. 
George W. Greene, this note of fraternal greeting and tery.ler sympathy 
to their brethren and sisters beloved in the Lord who represent them 
in the China mission field. We are yours in the deathless love of the 
one vSaviour and in the one work for the salvation of the world. We 
commend you to God and to the Word of His grace, and may He. the 
very God of peace, sanctify yovi wholly, and we pray God j'our whole 
spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our 
Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is He that calleth you. He also will do it. 
1 Thessalonians v. 33. 24. 



FIFTH DAY— Morning Session. 

Greenville, N. C, December IS, 189S. 

The Convention assembled at 9.30 a. m. Devotional ex- 
ercises were conducted by J. E. Herring, who read the 
fortieth Psalm. Prayer by John Mitchell, A. M. Simms 
and F. H. Jones. 

The Minutes of Saturday and Sunday were read and ap- 
proved. 

The report of the Committee to Nominate Ministerial 
Relief Board was read by the Secretary and adopted. [See 
"Boards of Convention."] 

On motion, the following Committee is appointed to con- 



74 MINUTES OF THE 

fer with the Home Mission Board, with reference to edu- 
cational and mission work in Western North Carolina : 
John E. White, W. M. Yines and L. Johnson. 

On motion of A. M. Simms the Baptist Book Store is re- 
quested to provide the most accurate form of statistical let- 
ter and seek to introduce the same for uniform use among 
the churches of the State. 

N. B. Broughton presents the following resolution, which 
was adopted : 

Resolved. Tliat a committee of five members of this body be appointed 
to confer with the railroad authorities of this State with the view of 
securing better accommodation and lower rates for delegates and vis- 
itors in attending our Annual Sessions. 

The President appointed N. B. Broughton, A. M. Simms, 
Hight C. Moore, C. J. Hunter and B. W. Spilman as the 
Committee: 

John E. White offered the following report of Special 
Committee : 

Your Committee. appointe<l by the Convention at Oxford to repre- 
sent the Convention in the Carrender Will case, desire to make the fol- 
lowing report: 

The case is stiil pending in the courts of Yadkin County. Efforts, 
which involved the necessitj' of a visit to all the parties to suit, have 
been made to secvu'e a just compromise. Our efforts have not yet been 
crowned witli success. 

It is, however, probable that a compromise, from which the Conven- 
tion will realize 81,200.00 cash, will be effected. 

Jxo. E. White. 

J. D. BOUSHALL. 
W. N. JOXES. 

The President announced that the same Committee would 
be continued. 

The Committee on Obituaries submitted the following 
re])ort : 

REPORT ON OBITUARIES. 

It is fitting that we pause in our business, to place a tribute on the 
graves of those who have been called to their i*eward. 
Some who were with us in our meeting at Oxford, have gone to the 



BAPTIST STATE CONVKNTION. 75 

isvciit Convention in the skies, vvliose session never ends. We would 
iii.ike honorable mention of brethren J. A. p]gerton. James Dowd and 
f rrv Gay; while there are othei's. doubtle.ss, w(n-tliy of extended notice. 
\\ !■ would speak especially of our great loss in the death of Dr. R. D. 
Fleming. On a quiet Sabbath day in April last, he heard the voice of 
liis Master saj'ing, "Thy work on earth is done, come up higher." 

Brother Fleming was a man of Christlike spirit, gentle and modest 
in manner, his voice was not often heard iji our meeting, but when he 
spoke, his words were words of wisdom. 

He was very fond of children and tliey. in turn were ver}- fond of 
him. This made him an excellent Sunday School worker. His love 
for cliildren manifested itself again in his interest for the fatherless 
ones. 

While he was liberal in his contributions to all objects, it is with our 
Orphanage that his name is inseparably linked. He wrote the first 
article advocating the establishment of a Baptist Orphanage in our 
State. He was one of tlie charter members of the Orphanage Associa- 
tion, and was an honored trustee from the beginning until the time of 
his death. 

He was one of the first contributors to the Orphanage and dui-ing all 
years his gifts were large and numerous. 

It was through his efforts that the excellent press itjjon which Charity 
and Children now is printed, was procured. 

In his will he left a handsome sum to be used as the trustees thought 
best. His wife, who thoroughly sympathized with him in his love for 
the Orphanage, added to his princely bequest a sum sufficient to erect 
a much needed building. This is the second building that this excellent 
family has provided. So long as the Orphanage stands to bless our 
fatherless little ones, the memory of Dr. Fleming will be gratefully 
cherished by our people. He was successful in tlie accumulation of 
wealth, but more successful in the use he made of it. 

Having served his generation, he fell on sleep. 

L. JOHNSOX, 

J. Mitchell, 
Thos. E. Skinner. 

(^ommittee. 

Remarks were made by J. D. Hufham, A. M. Simms, N". L. 
Shaw and C. E. Gower, after which the report was adopted. 

The report on Ministerial and General Education was 
taken from the table and discussed by John Mitchell, N. L. 
Shaw, A. D. Hunter, W. R. Gwaltney, J. D. Hufham, and 
then adopted. 



76 MINUTES OF THE 

A. W. Setzer reported the following answer to students 
in the Seminar}' : 

Greenville. N. C, December 10, 1898. 
A. C. Cree and A. R. Love, Louisville. Ky.: 
Greeting received. I Timothy iv. 14. 15, 16. 

A. W. Setzer. 
For Baptist State Convention. 

The report on Woman's Work was offered by J. E. Her- 
ring as follows: 

REPORT ON WOMAN'S WORK. 

We hail with .ioy our si.siers, and congratulate them upon tiie 
splendid success they have achieved under God during the year m^w 
closing. Progre.ss has been made along all lines of the work, and tl. ■ 
outlook is exceedingly encouraging indeed. New societies ha 
been organized at the I'ate of two for almost every week in the yeai 
Thousands of cards, letters, leaflets and other literature have be^Mi 
sent on their mission of service, and the splendid sum of $6,939.25 
has been given to missions, and in the eleven years of the Central 
Counnittee's existence, our mi.ssion boards have received at their 
hands 844,701.25. 

New A.ssociational Vice Pre.sidents have been added to tlie list • f 
workers, and new lines of usefulness are opoiing up to their loving 
hands every year. 

What can be chronicled and tabulated is. to my mind, the least of 
the great work accomplished. They are making a contribution to 
missionary literature that is sure to tell on the ages, and while de- 
vout mothers read, astonishetl children look in silent w( nder at 
mcther s tears, and in coming years will realize tlie meaning of 
mother's prayers. How their little eyes shine with' pleasure and 
their young hearts burn svith enthusiasm, when mother's hands are 
filling the "missionary box'V.with' blessings for children they hav,- 
never seen. Yes, they are'growing up a "generation of missionaries. 

Again, out of the societies come our best-equipped Sunday School 
teachers, who, when before their classes, tell ^the'story of the Cro-- 
will tell also of a needy?\vorld. 

An<ither important helj) they render is known alone to the pastor. 
As from his burdened soul he speaks to praying hearts, the sympa- 
thetic tear can not fail to fire him with an enthusiasm that will be to 
his words as steam to a cold, dead' engine, or ^the electric current to 
the lifeless wire. 



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BAPTIST STATK CONVENTION. 77 

One more word: The pastor that fails to avail himself of this 
source of helpfuhiess wrongs the cause of Jesus Christ. 

J. E. Herring, 
J. Q. Adams, 
W. S. Penick, 

J. A. MUNDY, 

F. H. Jones, 

(Jommittee. 

Remarks were made by F. H. Jones, Thomas Hume, J. W. 
Carter and the report adopted. 

John E. White offered the following resolution: 

Re.solted 1. That tlie Convention of North Carolina Baptists reaf- 
firm its unalterable faith in Christian Education and its conviction 
that our Baptist boys and j^-h-ls should seek their training: in Baptist 
schools and colleges. 

2. That as citizens we believe that the State's policy which neg- 
lects the conauon schools— the schools of the people — and appropri 
ates public money for the benefit of the few in Higher Education, 
is undemocratic, unjust to taxpayers, unfair to private and denomi- 
national beneficence, without excuse, and that the cause of educa- 
tion in all its branches would be greatly advanced by a reversal of 
that policy. 

3. Therefore, exercising our right of petition, we, the Baptist 
' State Convention, respectfully meiuoralize the Legislature soon to 

assemble to appropriate every available dollar of public money, 
however small the amount may be, to the improvement of our pub- 
lic schools, and that the policy of progress in this direction be set 
up and maintained until the reproach of illiteracy be removed from 
our State, and until the 600,000 boys and girls whose hope for en- 
lightenment is in the public schools are afforded an opportunity to 
receive the primary instiuction necessary to fit them for the duties 
of citizenship. 

After remarks by Thomas Hume and Jno. E. White, the 
resolution was adopted. 

On motion of B. W. Spilman, the Corresponding Secre- 
tary was authorized to furnish each member of the Legisla- 
ture with a copy of the resolution. 

The following resolution, offered by E. H. Herring, was 
unanimously adopted : 

Resolved. That the Secretaries of the Convention be instructed to have 
printed 2.000 copies of the Minutes of this session of tlie Convention and 



78 MINUTES OF THE ^ 

properly distribute the same, and that tlie Treasurer of tiie Convention 
be authorized to pay from funds in liis hands tlie salaries of the Secre- 
taries for their work. 

Thomas Hume introduced the following, which was unani 
mously adopted : v 

Resolved, That we hereby express our cordial appreciation of the de- • 
lightful hosijitality so generous!}' given by our brethren, by the pastors 
and people of other Christian bodies and the citizens generally of Green- 
ville ; and we thank all those who have furthered us on our way and in 
our w^ork. 

Thomas Hume offered the following resolution, which 
was adopted : 

Resolved. That we express our interest in the work of the Baptist 
Young People's Union, and urge that all lend a hand in helping our 
young members to grow in grace and in knowledge. 

On motion, the Convention adjourned to meet in Ashe 
ville on Wednesday, December 6, 1899, at 10 o'clock a. m. 
Benediction by J. W. Carter. 

R. H. MARSH, 
N. B. Broughton, Fresiderit. | 

HiGHT C. Moore, 

Secretaries. 



I 



APPENDIX I. 



PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



North Carolina Baptist Historical Society. 



The Society met at 7.30 o'clock Sunday evening in the 
Greenville Baptist church, the raeinbers of the Convention 
taking part in a commemorative service, the President of 
the Society, Prof. Thomas Hume, in the chair. 

Prayer was offered by Dr. J. A. Mundy. 

Brother Hume made an introductory address on "What 
the Historical Society Stands For" — the survey of the past 
which gives heart and assures success in the future, the 
esprit du corjjs that makes us feel the strength and tv eight 
of our denomination, the fearless critical investigation of 
truth. 

Bro. Thomas M. Pittman, one of the editors of the society 
papers, gave a valuable and striking paper on " The Prepa- 
ration for Baptist Work in North Carolina," showing that 
the population and the religious character and life were not 
determined by the Jamestown, Virginia, settlement so 
much as by the later Puritan strain and injQuence, and by 
other important foreign influences. 

Bro. Thomas E. Skinner followed with a paper on "The 
Personnel of the Organizing Convention of 1830 " rich in 
a veteran's discriminating portraiture of Patrick Dowd, 
Thomas Meredith, James McDaniel and Samuel Wait. 

Bro. J. D. Hufham asked to be excused, for lack of time, 
from delivering his address on "The History of the Con- 
vention Since its Organization." 



8o APPENDIX. 

Prof. E. W. Sikes made an inspiring address, in lieu of an 
elaborate paper which he had prepared for the occasion, on 
the importance of preserving the materials for our his- 
tory, of transmitting floating traditions, and all the oral 
collections of facts and opinions, by making written records 
that pass into permanent literature. Documentary history 
it is our duty to provide through authorized agencies. 

The Historical Society papers, the magazine edited by 
brethren Pittman and Hufham, at Henderson, N. C, was 
commended as a repository of information of indispensable 
importance, and an appeal made for subscriptions to it. 

A committee composed of brethren John E. White, 
Thomas M. Pittman, E. W. Sikes, and the President and 
Secretary of the Society, was appointed to arrange for the 
next meeting. 

On motion of brother T. J. Taylor, the present officers 
were reelected for the ensuing 3^ear : President, Thomas 
Hume; Secretary, J. C. Caddell; Treasurer, W. L. Poteat; 
Chairman of Committee on Publication, T. M. Pittman. 

Thomas Hume, 
J. C. Caddell, President. 

Secretary. 



I 



APPENDIX II. 



LIST OF ORDAINED MINISTERS. 



Abernathy, J. W. , Matthews. 
Adams, E. J., Richnioiid Hill. 
Adams, J. Q., Wadesboro. 
Adams, M. A., Lyons. 
Adams. M. H., Venable. 
Adams, J. J., Southpovt. 
Addertou. VV.S., Deiitou. 
Alderman. J. O. . Hifjh Point. 
Allen, W.M.. Fletcher. 
Allison, E. . Brevard. 
Aman, D. F., Marines. 
Amnions, J. A., Needmore. 
Amnions, J. M., Halewood. 
Amnions, John, Outlook. 
Anderson, C. J. F., Hertford. 
Ander.sou, J. W.. Asheville. 
Angel, Jas. J., Boonville. 
Annas, J. R. J., Monbo. 
Arringtou, C. C, Shelton. 
At kin. son, J. W., Neuse. 
Austin, D. M., Charlotte. 
Austin, D. H., Rockingham. 
Avers, W . A., Bethel. 

Bailev, L. .J., Walnut Run. 
Bain,'G. A.,Poes. 
Baldwin. M., Winston. 
Baldwin, T. M.. K'ise. 
Baldwin, J. K.. Silas Creek. 
Ballard, \V. S.. Ciarkton. 
Ballard, J. M., Doolie. 
Bard win, J. H., .'^^ilas Creek. 
Barker, A. N., Grade. 
Barker, H. M., Peachtree. 
Barker. W.F.. Bud. 
Barnes, S. D. , Boomer. 
Barnes, S . B. , Lewiston. 
Barnes, K. . .Sterling. 
Barrett, W. C. Raleigh. 
Barron, A. C, Charlotte. 
Barr, J. S.. Pinckton. 
Barrett, E. B., Peachland. 
Bartlett, G. A., Franklin. 
Bassett. J. E,, Asheville. 
Beach, W. R., King's Creek. 
Beam, .J. A., Bethel Hill. 
Beamer, W. H., I iue Ridge. 
Beard, C. E. , Winnie. 
Beaver, C.E.,Mt. Holly. 
Beeker, S. J. , Michael. 



Beck.A.W.,Callioun. 
Bell, J.W., Clinton. 
Bennett, J., Iredell. 
Bennett, J. L., Marshville. 
Bennett, J. M. .Marshville. 
Betts, Alvin, Raleigh. 
Betts, A. L., Raleigh. 
Betts, J. T., Whiteville. 
Bilbro, W.L.,Ayden. 
Bivens, J. A., Richardson's Creek. 
Blackburn, S., Grumpier. 
Blackwell, J . W. , Unaka. 
Blackwell, C . S. , Wilmington . 
Blalock, J. C. . Ledger. 
Blnlock, T. L., Ching Kiang, China. 
Blalock, J. G., Rockingham, 
filanchard, C. W., Kinston. 
Bland, Wm., Hawley's Store. 
Blevins, John, Hermitage. 
Blevins, B., Absher. 
Blevins, E., Blevins. 
'Blevins, C Hermitage. 
Bobbitt, E.G., Miclienor. 
Boone, J. B. , Thomasville. 
Boone, J. R., Estatoe. 
Booth, J. N., Washington. 
Bordeaux, A. J., Doughton. 
Bostick,W.JL,Troy. 
Bostic, G. P., Shanghai, China. 
Bostic. W. D., Wake Forest. 
Boyd,J.P..Polkton. 
Bradlev, J. A., Grape Vine. 
Bradley, W . T. , Morgan Hill. 
Bradshaw, E. T. , Cora. 
Bradshaw.W.R., North Wilkesboro. 
Bray, G. N. , Gatesville. 
Bridgers, S. A. , Forest City. 
Bridgers, J. M., Waco. 
Bridges, B. M., Lattimore. 
Bridges, U. P., Catawba. 
Bridges, J. D., New House. 
Briggs, H. W. , Bald Creek. 
Briggs,J. VV., Mars Hill. 
Briggs, W. K., Briggsville. 
Bright, A., Spring Creek. 
Bright, T., Murphy. 
Brindle, J .A., Cary. 
Brisson, Wm., Guy ton. 
Britton, T. C, Soo Chow, China. 
Bristow. S. F., Colerain. 



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Britt, J. L., Turkey. 
Brock. T. J., Acton. 
Brooks, C. V. , Lemon Springs. 
Brooks, G. W., Brevard. 
Brookshier, J. L., Flat Rock. 
Brown, Asa, Riverside. 
Brown. A. E.. Asheville. 
Brown. J. ^V.. Abslier. 
Brown. C. C. Hamptonville. 
Brown. H. A.. Winston. 
Brown. Joel. Elkville. 
}^rown.\V.(i.. Cross Roads Churcli. 
Brunt. Wm.. Winnie. 
Bryan. L.. Cvpress Creek. 
Bryan. R. T.". Shanghai. China. 
Buchanan. C. S . Barker. 
Buchanan. J. W.. Minneapolis. 
Buchanan. J. L.. Barker. 
Buchanan. S.. Pulm Tree. 
Buchanan. V\ . s.. Bakersville. 
Buciianan. E.. Bakersville. 
Buiugardner. A. P.. Ca?sar. 
Bumgardner. W. J . Swanner. 
Burchani. (i. M.. Elkin. 
Burcham. .\. J.. Mt. Airv. 
Burchett. J. W.. Trap Hill. 
Burgess. C. S.. So. Bap. Theo. Seni. 
Busier. R. M.. Winterviile. 
Butler. A. A.. Franklinton. 
B.yrd. R. L.. Tolarsville. 
Byrd. W. F.. Trap Hill. 

Caines. G. C, Orton. 
Caldwell. W. R.. Robbinsville. 
Caldwell. Juo. W.. Loreta. 
Cale. D.. Potecasi. 
Callahan. N. A.. White Hall. 
Calhoun. C. L.. Medlin. 
Calhoun. T. J.. Medlin. 
Camp. T. C Tusijuitee. 
Campbell. A. N' . Poes. 
Campbid!. J. A.. Poes. 
Campliell. Neal. (irayson. 
Carroll. R. D.. .Smvrna. 
Carroll. S. T.. Stoiiy Fork. 
Carrick. Thomas. Higli Poim. 
Carlton. W. F. . Summit. 
C-arswell. Z.. Enola. 
<^arter. I. M.. Hi rnice. 
Carter. Henry. Ciarlaiul. 
Carter. J. W". Raleigh. 
Carter. T. S.. Palestine. 
Ca.shweil. C. S.. C'evelaiid Mills. 
Cash well. J.. Bl.idenboro. 
Cas.siiiav. W. A.. Trail Branch. 
Caudle." A. B.. W'axhaxv. 
Caudh^ R. T.. RcK-kinghar.i. 
Caudle J J.. Dockerv. 
Chafin. M. S.. Calahtih. 



Chambers. S. A.. Wavuesville. 
Chappell. W. Y.. Flint. 
Chappell. L. N.. Milton. 
Cheek. F. B.. Whitehead, 
f hurch. G. H., Statesville. 
Church. J. W., Reedv Branch. 
Clark. D. J.. Register. 
Clark. F. P.. Dogwood. 
Clark. M. L., Morganton. 
Clark. N. L.. Chambers. 
Clarke. J. D . St. Paul's. 
C'layton. Clubb. Sexton 
Clement. A. B.. Bushness. 
Clennv, L. M.. Silver. 
Cleavland. F. L.. Chapel Hill. 
Cobb. N. B.. Harrell's Store. 
Cobb. T. J.. Chadbourn. 
Cobb. J. W.. Lumber Bridge. 
Coleman, A.. Murphv. 
CoIhv. W. J.. Northside. 
Collie. D. S., Brvson City. 
Collins. J. W.. Polk. 
Comer. J. Q.. Hamptonville. 
Comer. W. T.. Lovelace. 
Conipton. M. C, Ch'de. 
Conner. W. E.. Quallatown. 
Conrad. S. F.. Charlotte. 
Cook. H. B.. Medlin. 
Cook, J. H.. Lark. 
Coppedge. G. W.. Wakefield. 
Corn. A. J.. Grange. 
Corn. Noah. Little Creek. 
Cori>eniug. I. N.. Blowing Rock. 
Corpening. J. s., Burlington. 
Cothren. Grant, rap Hill. 
Crabtree. W. A., Durham. 
Craig. B.. Tarlioro. 
llreath. W. T.. t Imo. 
Cree. A.. Littleton. 
Cree. A. C. So. Bap. Theo. Sem. 
Creech. Worley. Micro. 
Crews. R. W., Germanton. 
Cri.'^p. J. F., > orris. 
Crisp. E. D.. Upton. 
Crisp. R. H.. Dor.sey. 
Crooin H. M.. Lawndale. 
Cross. R. D. . Windsor. 
' roxton. A. M.. Mi.nroe. 
' rmnpler. J. C. Hojie Mills. 
Cidh.in. W. R.. Wake Forest. 
Cunningham. H. A.. Swain. 
Current. -J. M.. Buck Shoal. 
Curtis. L. M.. Aulander. 

Daitz. T. F.. Barker. 
Davenport. J. E. M.. CoinjiM?k. 
Davis. A.. Low Gap 
Davis. W. H.. Hender.sonville. 
Davis. A. C L'nionville. 



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Davis, A. W. . Barker. 
Davis, J. F.. Tavlorsville. 
Dehait.T.S., Swain. 
Dennis, J. D.. Polk. 
Denton, J. R. . Dysartsville. 
Devenny, J. V., Poes. 
Deviu. K. 1.. Oxford. 
Deweese, E. A., Hanging Dog. 
Deweese, L. , Outlook. 
Deweese, W. W. ,Burningtovvu. 
Dietz, J.S., Pearson. 
Dietz,T.F., Barker. 
Dixon, L. R. , (Joldston. 
Dixon, T., Shelby. 
Dobson, J. H., Atkinson. 
Douglass, J . J ., Clinton. 
Dowell, G. J., Luniberton. 
Do well, J., Jennings. 
Duke,G.M., Dukes. 
Duncan, T. M., Beaver Creek. 
Duncan, J. W., Ledger. 
Duncan, H. J., Clinton. 
Dunn, W. C, Halsam Grove. 
Durham, C. H., Asheville. 

Earl, J. M. , Swain. 
Early, D. W., Aulander. 
Edmuudson, John T., Littleton. 
Edwards, A. A., Winnabow. 
Edwards, D. D., Morrisville. 
Edwards, E. J., Cedar Creek. 
Edwards, J. R., Swain. 
Edwards, O. T., Mt. Vernon Sp'ngs. 
Edwards, W. H. , Durham. 
Elani, P. R., Kings Mountain. 
Eller, J.F.,Sv\eet Water. 
Ellington, E. P., Wentwortli. 
Elliott, Josiah. Hertford. 
Ensley,W.,Dillsboro. 
Eudy,G.L.,Efird's Mills. 

Fanington, F. H., Wihnington. 
Farthing, C.S., Hattie. 
Farthing, J, H., Hattie. 
Farthiu;;, R. M., Louisville. Ky. 
Felmet,C.F., Waco. 
Fender, A., Laurelton. 
Ferrebe^, J . B. , Belcro.ss. 
Ferrell. B.S.. VVaxhaw. 
Fields, C.F..Elkin. 
Finch, G. L., Carthage. 
Fisher, J. G., Roslin. 
Fleetwood, J. C, Margarettsville. 
Fontaine, P. H., Bethel Hill. 
Foster, J. A., N. Wilkesboro. 
Franklin, J. K., Devotion. 
Freeman, F. M., Logan's Store. 
Frisbie, T. J., Spring Creek. 
Furgerson. P. A.. Lanibsville. 



Fulford, W. J. , Rockingham. 
Fuqua, S. W., Eagle Springs. 

Galloway, J. A. , Wolf Mountain. 
Galloway, J. E., Galloway. 
Gentry, S. E., Dobson. 
Gibbs, N. H., Benson. 
Gilbert, R.H., Harrell's Store. 
Gillam, E. R., Drew. 
(Jilmore, S., Goldston. 
Glenn, W. H., Thaxton. 
Glidewell, C. W., Meadows. 
Goforth,M. A.,Big Pine. 
Goforth, S. S. , Lovelace, 
(iooden, A. IL. Bryantsville. 
(jormley, M., Aquane. 
Gosnell. G. W. ,Owenby. 
Gough, D. A., Bandana. 
Gourley, Robert, Wijiston. 
Gower, C. E., Jackson. 
Graliam, H. W., Swann Station. 
( xreaves, C . L. , Pittsboro. 
Gray, W. F., Buck Shoal. 
Gray, W.T.,Marler. 
Green, David, Norris. 
Green, B. P., Mooresboro. 
Green, J. B., Forest City. 
Green , J. , Boiling Springs. 
Green, R. G., Hamptonville. 
Green, Solomon, Stony Fork. 
Green, C. L , Dark Ridge. 
Gi'eene, G. W., Canton, China. 
Greene, Edmund, Norris. 
(ireene, L. H., Bakersville. 
Greene, D. A,, Bakersville. 
Greene, M. L.. Ahoskie. 
Greene, S. M.. Baker.sville. 

(Jreenwood, , Paint Rock. 

Griffin, J. W\. Dallas, 
(xrindstaff, I. , Bakersville. 
Grizzard, R. W., Wallace. 
Gulledge, J.G., Brown Creek. 
G waltney, J . P. , York Inst itute. 
Gwaltney, H. H.. Vernon. 
Gwaltney, J. S., Cora. 
Gwaltney, L. P., Vashti. 
Gwaltnev, W. R.. Hickorv. 
Gwyn, E'. N.. Buck Shoah 

Hackney, J. D., Frankiinville. 
Hackney, J. A., Siler City. 
Hagleman, J. G., Sweet Water. 
Hairfield, (}. R., Grey.stone. 
Haithcock, U. F., Albemarle.. 
Hall,J.W.,Havesville. 
Hall. W.F., Idaho. 
Hall, S.W., Mars HiIL 
Hamilton. L. C, Bowman's Bluff. 
Hamilton, R.F.. Knight. 



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Hainner, W. H., Lexington. 
Hamrick, F. C. ,Puinp. 
Hamrick, D. ]\I. Rutherfordton. 
Hardavvay. J. S.. Oxford. 
Hare. H. Gap Creek. 
Harman, A. J.. Harman. 
Harman, D. C, Sugar Grove. 
Harman, G. W., Ramseur. 
Harman. J. M.. Sugar Grove. 
Harrill. H. D., Forest City. 
Harrell, E. J.. Eure. 
Harrell. J. B.. Wilmington. 
Harrell. W.B., Dunn. 
Harrelson, H.. Gaddvtiville. 
Harrill, Z. D.. BUeuboro. 
Harrill. E. D., EUenboro. 
Harrill, G. P.. Murfreesboro. 
Harrington. E. P.. Mission. 
Harris.^B. B.. Dysartsville. 
Harris, D. J., Yanceyville. 
Harris. D. P.. Vandemere. 
Harris, J. M.. Hartland. 
Harris, Wm. , Knapp's Mills. 
Hartley, D. C. Minneapolis. 
Hartsell, J. W.. Morven. 
Hartsell. P. G., Concord. 
Hawkins, A. B.. Leicester. 
Hawkins, R. M., Sharon. 
HMymore, C. C, Mt. Airy. 
Haymore. R. D.. Mount Airy. 
Haynes. J. M. , Clyde. 
Haynes, W., Asheville. 
Hedgepeth, I. P., Lumberton. 
Hedgepeth, R. A., Cedar Creek. 
Hefner. D., Lenoir. 
Henderson. G.W., Blaine. 
IJeasley. A. J., Wake Forest. 
Heusley, S. B., Bee Log. 
Hensley, W. E., Faust. 
Henson. A. B., Balsam. 
Herring. J. E., Henrietta. 
Herring. D. W..Ching Kiang, China 
Herring. R. H., Halifax. 
Hewitt, D, L., Siiallotte. 
Hice,J.H., Baton. 
Hilburn, D. H., Bladenboro. 
Hilburn. L. W., Freeman. 
Hilburn, Rufus M., Bladenboro. 
Hildebrand, A., Pear.son. 
Hildreth, J. H., Wilmington. 
Hill,A.H.,Cottonville. 
Hill, T. B., So. Bap. Theo. Sem. 
Hilliard, J. M., (ireensboro. 
Hocutt, J.C, Haw River. 
Hocutt, J. E., Nashville. 
Hodge, J. F., Pool. 
Hoge, B. Lacy, Concord. 
Hoggard, J. N., Severn. 
Hogue, G. F., Boonville. 



Holland, G. W., Winston. 
Hollar, E., Felts. 
Hollar, I., Eupeptic Springs. 
Holleman, J. M. .Apex. 
HoUitield, A. P., EUenboro. 
Honeyeutt, G. A., Whitley. 
Honeycutt. R., Beaii«au"s X Roads. 
Honeyeutt, T. M.. Mars Hill. 
Honevcutt, W. H. , Concord. 
Hooker, W . H., Marshall. 
Hooper, G. W^., Robbinsville. 
Hooper, L. W., Tuckaseigee. 
Hopkins, W. J., Casar. 
Hopper, P . G. , Issa. 
Hopper, C. F.. Clinton. 
Hord,A.T.,Gleuville. 
Horner, K. C, Siler City. 
Horner, T.J. , Henderson. 
Horrell, R. W., Hope Mills. 
Horton, O. C, East Durham. 
Howard, H. H. , Bee Log. 
Howell. W. T., Wake Forest. 
Howell, J. K., Rocky Mount. 
Hoyle, J. A.,Mai.len. 
Hoyle, B.M.,Estatoe. 
Hudgins, Richard, Pump. 
Hudson, T. J. , Ching Kiang. 
Hufham, J. D., Henderson. 
Hughes, J., Bvrd. 
Hughes, S. A.'. Vallev. 
Hull, W. F. .Camp Creek. 
Huiue, Thos., Chapel Hill. 
Hunt, A., Gamble's Store. 
Hunter, A. D., Cary. 
Hurley, A., Bly. 
Hutchinson, J. H . H utchinson's Sto. 

Ingram, H. M., Pekin. 
Irwin, A. C, Pearl. 
Isaac, E., Lineback. 

Jackson, Elbert, Turner's. 
James. R. H., Reuben. 
Jamison, Wesley, Bald Creek. 
Johnson, C. C, Reese. 
Johnson, L., Greensboro. 
Johnson, Wm. R., A.she. 
John.son, S. H., Gray's Creek. 
Johnson, L. E., Freemont. 
Jolly, J. R., Lomax. 
Jones, E . F. , Ziousville. 
Jones, J . R. , Royal. 
Jones, R. H.. Bethel Hill. 
Jones, Wm. H., Blue Ridge. 
Jones, W.J. , Estatoe. 
Jones, W. M., Maxton. 
Jordan, F. M., East Fork. • 
Jordan, James, Central Falls. 
Jordan, S., Robinsville. 



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Jordan, W. P.. Hertford. 
Jordan, Y., Osbornsvdle. 
Justice, A. A.j^^tna. 
Justice, T. B., Rutlierfordton. 
Justice, A. I., Emma. 
Justice, C. B.. Rutlierfordton. 

Kane, E. F. , Good Spring. 
Kanot, J. , Robinsville. 
Kesler,M.L., Rocky Mount. 
King, J. D. , W ampler. 
King, R. W., Wampler. 
King, T. C, Pensacola. 
King,W.G.,Villanow. 
Knight, W.F., Blowing Rock. 
Kuykendall. J. A., Leicester. 
Kuykendall, W. I.. Alexander. 

Lamberth, J. H., Lexington. 

Lancaster, J. F., Oak Ridge. 

Lancaster, W. D. , Sandy Springs. 

Lane, J. L., Summerfield. 

Lanning, Jeff., Eldorado. 

Landsell, J. J., Roxboro. 

Larkins, J. D., Kenansville. 

Latta, A. T., Monroe. 

Lawhon, W.H. H., Lawlion. 

Lawing, J. W., Peachtree. 

Leach, M. J., Lassiter. 

Leatherman, J. F. , Hull's X Roads. McLendon, J. J., Wolfsville. 



Marley, H. C, Lenoir. 
Marsh, A., Marshville. 
Marsh, R.H., Oxford. 
Martin, C.H.,Polkton. 
Martin, C. F., Murphy. 
Martin, J. H., Hamptonville. 
Martin, J. L., Creed more. 
Martin, W. N., Trail Branch. 
Marshburu, A. B., Nealsville. 
Mash burn, H. H., Newbern. 
Mason, J. A., Conclave. 
Mason, W.C, Flats. 
Mason, B. K., Williamston. 
Mason, N. J., Louisville. 
Matthews, J. R., He.Klena. 
Matthews, B.H., Hot Springs. 
Matthews, N. J., Pilot Mountain. 
Matthias, B., Buck Shoal. 
May,S.S.,Allgood. 
Mercer, T. J. , Bolivia. 
McCarson, J. L.. Hendersonville. 
McClure,W.B., Alexis. 
McDevitt, P., Mars Hill. 
McDuffie, J. F. , Rock Springs. 
McGiunis, I. J.,Banners Elk. 
McGugan, C. P., Lumber Bridge. 
McInto.sh, CM., Autryville. 
McKaughan, J. A. . Albemarle. 
McKinney, C. H., Bakersville. 



Lee, W.F., Tiptop. 
Lee, W. M., Summit. 
Lee, M. L., Ashe pole. 
Leggatt, B., Windsor. 
Leggett, R. J., Howelville. 
Lennon, J. P., Applewhite. 
Lewellyn, J. H., Dobson. 
Lewis, C. H., Gamble's Store. 
Lewis, L. G., Pennington. 
Lewis, Joseph, Gage. 
Lewis, J. L., Laurelton. 
Lewis, John, Morehead. 
Lilly, Edniond, King's Creek. 
Limrick, R. L., Shelby. 
Little, J. W., Lane's Creek. 
Little, T. P., Marshall. 
Littleton, J. W., Palestine. 



McLure, W . H. , Henrietta. 
McMahon, A., Forest City. 
McMillan. D. C, Ashepole. 
McNeil, M.,Wilkesboro. 
Meadows, W.C, Poor's Knob. 
Meeks,0. P.. Clinton. 
Melton, W. H., Kapp's Mill. 
Melvin, W. A., Harrell s Store. 
Melvin, W.S., Winnie. 
Merrell. G. L., Hobgood. 
Metcalf, C C, Briggsville. 
Michael, Ray, Nettle Knob. 
Miles, John A. , Leicester. 
Miller, Daniel L., Highlands. 
Miller, I. C 
Milliken,C, Ash. 
MiUiken, H., Ash. 



Livingston, D. K., Little Pine CreekMints, J. A., Shailotte. 



Lloyd, L. A., Nashville. 
Loftis,R.M., Culler. 
Logan, W.H. , Ayr. 
Long, J. H., Excelsior. 
Long, James, Goldsboro. 
Loudermilk, D. P., Bridgewater. 

Mace, G.W., Bowman's Bluff. 
Macomson, M. V. , Graham. 
Manly, H., Brevard. 
Marcus, W. A.. Homestead. 



Mitchell, Jolm, Wake Forest. 

Mitchell, S. W., Asheville. 

Moffitt, J. I.,Stone Mountain 

Montague, E. J., AUensville. 

Moore, H. C, Newbern. 

Moore, I. F., Lynch. 

Moore, J. O. . Hunting Creek. 

Moore, R. A. , Red Springs. 

Moore, R. R. , Greensboro. 

Moore, J. D., Red Springs. 

Moore, J. R. . So. Bap. Theo. Sem"n'y. 



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Morgan, B. L., Homestead. 
Morgan, D. A., Spring Creek. 
Morgan, E. J., Hoiuinv. 
Morgan, P.M.. Flats. ' 
Morgan, S. J., .Morgan Hill. 
Morgan. W. (J.. Robbinsville. 
Morris, J. F. , Stanley's Creek. 
Morton. D. S . Whitney. 
Morton, H.. Thomas vilie. 
Morton. W. B., Roxboro. 
Morton. W. G.. Albemarle. 
Moss,T.J..Fore.-^tCit7. 
Moss, N. H., Cherrvviile. 
Mull,W.B.,Shoups Ford. 
Mullinox. T. H., Grover. 
Mundy, J. A.. Reidsville. 
Murchison. C. M., Penelope. 
Myers. I. T.. So. Bap. Theo. Sam. 
M_vers, W. W.. Round Mountain. 
Mvers, D. R. , Salisbiu-y. 
Myers, T.C., Martin. 
Myers, A. E., Hound Mountain. 
Myers, .J. W. , Round Mountain. 

Kaylov, M. W.. Giles Mills. 
Nelson, C. J.. Goldsboro. 
Nelson, E. R., Hendersonville. 
Nelson, J. H.. Pntterson. 
Newell, G.W.. Mapleville. 
Newton, I. T.. Brevard. 
Newton. J. B.. Aulander. 
Newton, .J. D., Tiiomasville. 
Newton, H. P.. C;isar. 
Noble, J. \V..\Vil lard. 
Norris, H. W. , Cosma. 
Norris, Isaac, Cruso. 
Norris, John, Sweet Water. 
Norton, J. H.. Venable. 
Nowell. W. C, Nashville. 

Olive, W.S., Apex. 
Oliver, P., Dalton. 
Oliver, W. P.. Wihningtou. 
011is,W.H.,Plnm Tree. 
Oneii, G. G..Louisburg. Ky. 
Orr,G. VV. .Robbin.sville. 
Orrell. N. B., .Ibbott's Creek. 
Osment..I.R.. Dallas. 
Overby, R. R., Belcross. 
Overton, W. C, Harrelsville. 
Owen, J. L., (xleuville. 
Oxford, Isaac, Cedar Valley. 

Pace, J. R., Wilton. 
Page, S. C, Godwin. 
Page, Wiley M.. Falcon. 
Palmer, R. L., Leander. 
Parks, E. L., Lisbon. 
Parker, C. J. D. , Durham . 



Panther, J. P., Quallatown. 
Pardew, A.T.,Adley. 
Paris, T. W.. New Castle. 
Parish. M. E., Salisbury. 
Parsons. W. C, Bandana. 
Patton, R. L., Morganton. 
Payne. J. ]M.. Blowing Rock. 
Payseur, J. J., Concord. 
Pendergrass, J. R., Franklin. 
Penick, W.S., Elizabeth City. 
Perkinson. L. C , Wise. 
Pernell, M. R.. Franklinton. 
Peterson, C. D., Dalila. 
Phillips, John. Beech Creek. 
Phillips, Wm., Mt. Airy. 
Phillips, J. L.. Houck. 
Pierce. E. S.. Pantego. 
Pinner, R., Faust. 
Pippin. A. A., Wakefield. 
Pitchford. J. A.. Littleton. 
Pittmau, A. R., Rennert. 
Pittman. A. E. C Rennert. 
Platt.J.T.,Warne. 
Plemmons, James, Biltmore. 
Poe, E.A.,Cora. 
Pool,C.C.,Partee. 
Porter, S. J.. Morganton. 
Porter, C. W. , Elm Citv. 
Porter, A. H..Orton. 
Poston. R.. Pearl. 
Potter, W. J., Elk Park. 
Powell, J. W., Rocky Mount. 
Prevatt, F. A., Lumberton. 
Prevatt, John. Huntley. 
Prewett, N., Knob Creek. 
Privette. T. T., Wilkesboro. 
Proffit, M.S., Mars Hill. 
Pruett.L.R., Charlotte. 
Pruitt, Julius. Connellys Springs. 
Pruitt. (ierry, Knob Creek. 
Pruitt, G.. Penelope. 
Pruitt, Wm., Robbinsville. 
Pugli, J. M.. Randleman. 
Pulliam, J. G., Lenoir. 
Putnam. J. W.. Magnetic City. 

Queen, A. C, Tuckaseigee. 
Queen, B. N., Tuckaseigee. 
Queen, J. H., Bryson City. 
Queen, L. E., Cowart's. 

Ramse}% Garret, Marshall. 
Ramsbottom, C. F., Chad bourn. 
Rector, J. A., Morsanton. 
Reddish, W.H., Wilson. 
Redwine. J. F., Fork Church. 
Reece, J. N.. Gallowav. 
Reed, W.W.. Balsam^ 
Reid.T. M.,Huse. 



APPENDIX. 



87 



Ri^edy, E. W., Crumpler. 
Reese, J. v., Cruso. 
Rhodes, J. R. , Saluda. 
Riclcard, D. B., Columbia. 
Rich, W.H.,Thomasville. 
Ritrhardson, J. B., High Point. 
Rifkman, P. R . Leatherman. 
Riddle, B. B., P(-nsacola. 
Riddle. H.B., Bie; Pine. 
Riddle, J., Beaver Creek. 
Ro!)erts, Creed. Berlin. 
Roberts, D. J., Cherrv Lane. 
Roberts, D. J.. Trap Hill. 
Robertson , W. A . , Barnardsville. 
Ro_,ers, J. W. F., Apex. 
Ro.2;ers, M., Bushnell. 
Rollins, B.F..E!kin. 
Ro.se, J. W., LaGrrange. 
Rowell, J.E..Cleoi).' 
Ro'.vel],S.J.,Cleon 
Ro\-,W.H.. Paint Fork. 
RuVall, W.B.. \V;ike Forest. 
Roval, F. M.. Cliing Kiang, China. 
Royal, R., Kelly. 
Ruppe, John, Byarsville. 

Sales, J. , Mount Tabor. 
Sandling, R. C, Clinton. 
Saunders, B. , Lilesville. 
Scarborough, C. VV., Murfreesboro. 
Seagraves, W. M., Jonesville. 
Sears, D.R.,Si!er City. 
Segle, L. M., Spring Creek. 
Sellers, Lorenzo, Su|>i)lv. 
Seute!l,R. A.,Clvde. 
Settle, J. F.,Byrd. 
Settleniyre, G. W., Henrietta. 
Set.^er, A. W., (ireenville 
Shaver, J. M. , Dealville. 
Shaw, J. A., Creswell. 
Sheets, Henry, Lexington. 
Shell, P. J., Altamont. 
Shell,J.T.,Petra Mills. 
Shell, L.C.. Jonas Ridge. 
Siielly, N. A., Burgaw. 
Shepherd, J. J., Brindletown. 
Sherrill,T.C., Jumbo. 
Sherwood, J. J. L., Yerger. 
Shinn, J. L., Mooresville. 
Shumate, James, Sparta. 
SiLer, Thomas, Micaville. 
Simmons, S. F., Jonesville. 
Siuims, A.H., Dil1sboi-o. 
Simms, A. M. , Raleigh. 
Skinner, T. E., Raleigh. 
Sledge, J. W. , Stallings. 
Smiley, J. S , Swain. 
Sinith,A.B.,Dillsboro. 
Smith, James A., Fair Bluff. 



Smith, J. E., So. Bap. Theo. Sem. 
Smith, J. L.,Siler City. 
Smith, W. A.. West Durham. 
Smith, Forrest, Louisburg. 
Soles, J., Mount Tabor. 
Sorrells. J. C, Nealsville. 
Sorrell, W.M..Cary. 
Southern, W. P., A.sheville. 
Sparks, J. C. Bakers ville. 
Speight, T. T. . Lewiston. 
Spence, J. R., Polk. 
S pence, J. P.. Hertford. 
Spilman, B. W.. Raleigh. 
Sprinkle, A. J., Peek. 
Stallings, J. N., Salisbury. 
Stallings, N. P., Moyock. 
Stamey. A., Bliss. 
Stamey, E. A., Linebick. 
Stanley, J. F.,Solau !e. 
Stephens, M. .-V. , Lumberton. 
Stevvart, -f. L., Clinton. 
Stoker, A. P.. Denton. 
Stone, C. K., Haystack. 
Stough. A. L., Piueville. 
Stradley, J. A.. Oxford. 
Stringfield, O. L., Raleigh. 
Summey. J. A., Hannersville. 
Suttle, J. W.,Smithfield. 
Swaim.S. D.. Mocksville. 
Swaim , V. M. . Cross Roads Church. 
Swain, E.L.,Shallotte. 

Tatum,E.F., China. 
Talbirt, W. T., Concord. 
Taylor, A. J.. Chinquapin. 
Taylor, C. E. , Wake Fore.st. 
Tavlor, E. 1>.. Rutherfordton. 
Taylor, T. J., Warrenton. 
Teeter, E. D., Locust Level. 
Tew. J. W., Iredell. 
Tew, D.T., Clinton. 
Thomas, A. B., Silver. 
Thomas, C. A. (t. , Fayetteville. 
Thomas, I. W., Lenoir. 
Thomas, James, Bandana. 
Thomason, D. W., Gaffney, S. C. 
Thomp.'-on, K., Low Gap. 
Tilley, George V., Winston. 
Thorn, J. B., Ferry. 
Toney, B. W., Sunshine. 
Townsend, J. T.. Carmichael. 
Treadwav, E. R. , Cove Creek. 
Treadway, R. F., Shelby. 
Trivett, J. W.. Dark Ridge. 
Tucker, Elihu, Bud. 
Tuttle, J. F., Clayton. 
Tyree.W.C, Durham. 

Utley, C. H., Wake Forest. 



APPENDIX. 



Vauhoy, W. H., Hauiptonville. 
Vann. R. T. . Scotland Xeck. 
Vernon, J. H., Cedar (Jrove. 
Vestal, M. M., Jonesville. 
Vines. W. M., Asheville. 
Vinson, J. D., Cullasaja. 
Vipperman, J . L. , Newton. 

Waflf, W. B , Reynoldson. 
Walker, N. , Newcastle. 
Wallen, Jesse, Marshall. 
Wallen, S., Big Laurel. 
Walton. M. C, Wilmington. 
Ward. Benjamin. Marines. 
Watson, W. F.. Edenton. 
Watson, J. W. , Chapel Hill. 
Weatherman, J. G., Jennings. 
Weaver. R. W., So. Bap. Theo. Sem 
Webb,G.M.,Shelbv. 
Welborn.T. M..Trap Hill. 
Wells. C.G., Warsaw. 
Welch. H.D.. Balsam. 
West. J. H., Downsville. 
West. W. C. Fayetteville. 
Wheelous, Z. W., Grissom. 
Whisnant. E.S., Maiden. 
White, J. A., Tavlorsville. 
White. J. E.. Raleigh. 
White. J. M.. Apex. 
White. G. W., Rockvhock. 
White, M. P., Wilmington. 
Whitener, P. A.. Morganton. 
Whiteside. Z.T.,Uree. 
Whiteside. W. M.. Rutherfordton. 



Whitlock, L. A.. Silver. 
Wilcox, A. G.. Briuklevville. 
Wilcox, William, Todd. 
Wild. J. M.. Walnut Ru!i. 
Wild. J. R.. Big Pine. 
Wilhoit, G. O. , Ansonville. 
Wilkins. W.E.. Clyde. 
Williams. A. J., Kapp's Mill. 
Williams. B. B.. Harrellsvilip. 
Williams, C. C, Royal. 
Williams. J. M., Clover. 
Williams. O. P.. Robbinsville. 
Wilson. L. A., Sutherlands. 
Wilson. Samuel. Bee Log. 
Wil.son. W. H.. Madison. 
Wood. T. G., Belcross. 
Wood. E. M.. Cisco. 
Woodruff. C. E.. Hickory. 
Woodson. C. J.. Gatesville. 
Woodward. J. S.. Needmore. 
Wooten. E. W.. Clarkton. 
Wooten. F. T.. Huntlev. 
Wooten. R. W.. Ronda. 
Wright. N., Lark. 
Wright. J. W.. Felts. 
Wright. T. S., Rockingham. 
Wright, W. L., Troy. 
Wyatt, W. J.. Perth. 

Yarborough, J. H., Forest City. 
Yarborough, A.. Lexington. 
Younce. Jacob. Dark Ridge. 
Young. A. W.. Scaly. 



APPENDIX. 



89 



STATISTICS OF BENEVOLENCE. 




ill purposes. 



90 



APPENDIX. 



SUNDAY SCHOOL STATISTICS. 



Associations. 



2S 



Alexander 

Alleghany and Grayson *-_- 

Ashe County 

Atlantic 

Beulah 

Bla.len 

Brier Creek 

Brushy Mountain 

Caldwell 

Cape Fear i 

CatHwba 

Cedar Creek 

Central 

Chowan 

Columbus 

Eastern 

Elkin* 

Flat River 

French Broad* 

Green River 

Kings Mountain 

Liberty 

Liltle River 

Mecklenburg and Cabarrus. 

Mitchell County 

Montgomery 

Mount Zion 

Pec Dee 

Piedmont 

Pilot Mountain 

Raleigh 

Robeson* 

Sandy Creek 

Sandy Run 

South Fork 

South River 

South Yadkin 

Stanly 

Stone Mountain* 

Stony Fork 

Tar River 

Three Forks 

Union 

West Chowan 

Yadkin 

Yancey* 



. 


i 














CO ffi 




«.*' 


u 






Hi" 

u 


O 1 



463 



476 



44 


253 


9 


47 


16 


168 


14 


74 


1.^ 


7« 


8 


63 


20 


1,^6 


8 


47 



1,980 I 

278 
911 

1.247 
677 1 
644 '■ 
928 i 
542 



2,242 
325 

1,019 

1,321 
755 
707 

1,064 
589 



»32.oo 
124.00 
65.00 



193 I 1,987 ' 2,180 I 734.00 

575 I 4,235 I 4,810 : 159.00 

103 ' 713 I 816 89.00 

165 I 1,509 1,674 I 201.00 



If a 

3 

a 



S16. 00 



834. 00 
43.00 
32.00 



75.00 I 
62.00 ! 



73- 00 

70.00 

658. 00 

728. 00 

77.00 

327. 00 



259 I 1, 184 



1. 413 I 374- 00 



35 

28 217 ' 
16 152 
20 I 12^ 
15 I 145 
15 I 75 
8 I 46 
298 
177 
137 
292 
352 



118 
125 
152 
145 



1,943 
2.371 
1,114 
1,085 
1,063 
787 
.392 
2,755 
1,775 
1,594 
3,547 
3,410 



2,163 
2,588 
1,266 
1,214 
i,so8 
862 
438 
3,051 
1,952 
1,731 
3.839 
3,762 



I, 116.00 



1,018 I 
684 I 
1,429 i 
1,539 
1,204 

715 



553 
71 
158 
284 
147 



441 
4.903 
1,496 
1.529 
3.048 
1,548 



1,136 
809 
1,581 
1,684 
1,339 
823 



5,456 
1,567 
1,687 
3,332 
1,695 



652. 00 
9.00 



Total 1,004 6,389 ! 57,697 I 64,869 ; 4,538.00 



110.00 
187.00 
100.00 
108.00 
507. 00 
125.00 
66.00 
S15.00 
320.00 
3S0. 00 
1,650.00 
971.00 



6.00 



152. 06 
70.00 



6.00 

1, 140.00 

70.00 

3.00 



120. 00 



No rep'irt. 



APPENDIX. 



91 



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92 



APPENDIX. 



Statistics — Associations formerly comprising the Western North Carolina Cot 
tion. now a part of tJie Baptist State Convention. 



A-^sjcialioiis 



^S 



Sunday 
Schools 



5" 



REPORTED CONTKIBDTIONf 



Value of 

Church 

Hrupertj'. 



Home I j > 

Purpo- j Missions | i! g ' 

ses. ' 1 -^ i* ! 



Buncombe Co ■ 32 

CaroMna 1 41 

Haywood Co 14 

Liberty Duck town - 20 

New FouTid 21 

TeuTies.-ee River 35 

Transvlvama 



Tuckaseigee 

Western 

Total 



42 



213 

187 
107 

79 
*79 
132 

48 
305 

63 



3,541 ; 24 

4, 173 I 22 

1,644 I 8 

1,62s ' 17 

1,439 8 

2, 167 ! 27 
1,818 

3,820 31 

1,630 I 16 



1,213 21,860 164 



7, IQ/ 

1,222 

S06 

667 

r.423 
649 

1.580 
919 



S70, 000 

13, 150 
10, COO 

3,175 
16, 850 

5, 500 
6,575 



$10,228.22 

1,365.38 

1,417-92 

336. 72 

16.45 

647.85 

939- 07 



14,600 ■ 1,703.30 

7,425 64S. 59 



$787.47 
229.96 
86.27 
38.07 
42.02 
55-20 
92.99 
81.39 
102.61 



l433- 13 
82.70 
46.44 



9.474 



147,275 19,403.50 1 1,516.08 



$11, 



10.56 
55.94 

137. 16 

« 
19.33 

785. 26 



19,' 



Summar>' of latest reported statistics of the Baptist State Convention for last year: 

Number of churches 

Membership 11 

Baptized : 

Number Sunday Schools 

Scholars enrolled 

Contributions to Mis.sions .--- S; 

Contribiilions to home expenses 

Contributions to education 

Contributions to Orphanage 

Contributions to o'her benevolence 

Aggregate 3; 



APPENDIX. 



93 



NUMERICAL STATISTICS. 



Alexander 

AHeg*any and Grayson 

Ashe County 

Atlantic 

Beulah 

Bladen 

Brier Creek 

Brushy Mountain 

Caldwell 

Cape Fear 

Catawba River 

Cedar Creek 

Central 

Chowan 

Columbus 

Eastern 

Elkiii 

Flat River 

French Broad 

Green River 

Kings Mountain 

Liberty 

Little River 

Mecklenburg and Cabarrus- 
Mitchell County 

Montgomery 

Mt. Zion 

Pee Dee 

Piedmont 

Pilot Mountain 

Raleigh 

Robeson 

Sandy Creek 

Sandy Run 

South Fork 

South River 

South Yadkin 

Stanly 

Stone Mountain 

Stony Fork 

Tar Kiver 

Three Forks 

Union 

West Chowan 

Yadkin 

Yancey 




28 


64 


44 


199 


10 


26 


28 


35 


32 


167 


.8 


54 


26 


165 


H 


122 


29 


60 


IS 


77 


26 


254 


5,S 


162 


18 


51 


^I 


172 


27 


94 


M 


144 


26 


243 


42 


I,S« 


33 


260 


24 


100 


24 


39 


20 


225 


27 


172 


15 


72 


42 


261 


27 


59 


17 


67 


41 


237 


50 


3i« 


39 


195 


37 


108 


24 


173 


35 


272 


31 


94 


27 


114 


22 


79 


8 _ 




14 


40 


77 


522 


32 


152 


30 


157 


47 


614 


34 


226 


23 


73 



65 


23 


22 


11 


12 


5 


39 




53 


32 


41 


53 


30 






24 



Mem- 
bership. 



147,974 



HISTORICii 



Place of Meeting. 



18^0 
1831 
1832 
183^ 
1834 
i«35 
1836 
1837 
1838 

1839 
1840 
1S41 
1842 
1S43 
1S44 



1847 
184S 
1849 
1850 



1853 
1854 
1855 
1856 



185S 

1859 
1S60 
1861 
1862 
1863 
1S64 
1865 
1866 
1867 



1!>70 

187 1 
1872 
1873 
1874 
1875 
1876 
1877 
187S 
IS79 
1S80 
1881 



18*5 



1890 

I89I 

1892 

1893 
1894 

189.S 

1896 
1897 



I Greenville, Pitt County 

I Rogers' X Road?, Wake County 

Reeve s Chapel, Chatham County. 

Cartledge's Creek, Richmond Co 

Cashie. Bertie Countv 

Union Camp Ground, Rowan Co 

I County Line, Caswe'l Countj- 

May's Chapel, Chatham County 

Br j'wn's, Sampson Countj' 

Grassy Creek, Granville County— 

I Johnston-Liberty, Johnston Co 

I Johnston Liberty, Johnston Co 

: Meherrin, Hertford County 

I Boilingr Springs, Henderson Co 

', Raleisih 

Raleigh 

I Ralei>;h 

Friendship, Cumberland County 

Rockford, Surry Countv 

Oxford \ 

Louisburg 

Wilmington 

Smith field 

Newbern ^ 

Fayetteville 

Warren ten 

Raleigh 

Hertford 

Raleigh 

Charlotte 

Goidsboro 

Raleigh 

Wake Forest 

Raleigh 

Warren ton 

Foreslville 

Raleigh 

Wilmington 

Goidsboro 

Hil'sboro 

Newbern . 

Raleigh 

Charlotte 

Fayetteville 

Warren to 11 

Wilmington 

Sheibv 

Raleigh 

Durham 

Charlotte 

Oxford 

Goidsboro 

Wisston 

Warren ton 

Eden ton 

Kaleigh 

Reidsville 

Wilmington 

Durham : 

Greensboro 

Henderson 

Shelby 

Goldsbo'o 

Raleigh 

Elizabeth City 

Charlotte 

Greensboro 

Morgan ton 

Oxford 

Greenville 



Recording Secretaries. 



R.S.Blount 

N.G. Smith 

A J. Battle 

Amos J. Battle 

Amos J. Battle.. _ 
James McDanieL 
James McDaniel- 
James McDaniel- 



Patrick W. Dowd- 
Patrick W. Dowd. 

Wm. P. Biddle 

Wm. P.Biddle 

Alfred Dockery _- 
Alfred Dockery.. 
Alfred Dockery. - 
Alfred Dockery _. 

Alfred Dockerj' I James McDaniel. 

Alfred Dockery I James McDaniel 

Alfred Dockery | James McDaniel 

AUred Dockei'y Jamts McDaniel 

Thomas Meredith J. J. Finch 

Thomas Meredith 1 J. J. Finch 

Alfred Dockery | John B.White 

Thomas Meredith | J. J. Finch 

Thomas Meredith J. J. Finch 

Alfred Dockery • N.J. I'alnier 

i Alfred Dockery ' N.J. Palmer 

i James McDaniel ' N.J. Palmer 

I James McDaniel | N.J.Palmer 

i James McDaniel i N.J.Palmer 

i James McDaniel N.J.Palmer 

I James McDaniel I N.J.Palmer 

! James McDaniel j A. McDowell 

I James McDaniel George W.Johnston. 

I James McDaniel | J.B.Solomon 



James McDaniel 

James McDaniel 

James McDaniel 

James McDaniel 

James McDaniel 

James McDaniel 

James McDaniel 

James McDaniel 

James McDaniel 

James McDaniel 

James McDaniel 

James McDaniel 

Samuel G. Mason 

W.T.Brooks 

W. T. Brooks 

W.T. Brooks 

W.T. Brooks 

W. T. Brooks 

J. M. Heck 

John Kerr 

C.M.Cooke 

John Kerr 

Wm. A. Graham, Jr.. 

Needham B.Cobb 

Needham B.Cobb 

Needham B. Cobb... 

J.C.Scarborough 

J.C. Scarborough 

J. C. Scarborough 

C.T.Bailey 

C.T.Bailey 

W. H. Pace 

W. H. Pace 

L.L.Polk 

L.L.Polk 

k.H. Marsh J 

R.H. Marsh 

R. H. Marsh 
R.H. Marsh 
R. H. Marsh 

R.H. Marsh 

R. H. Marsh 

R.H. Marsh 



J. B. Solomon 

J. B. Solomon 

J. B. Solomon 

W.T.Brooks 

W.T.Brooks 

J.D.Hufham 

J. I). Huf ham, T.J. Knapp, Ass" 

J.D.Hufham 

J. D. Hufham,C.E. Dunn,Afsis 
J. D. Huf ham, W. J. Palmer _._. 
J.D.Hufham. T.M.Hughes ... 
J. L. Carroll, G. W .Sanderlin... 
J. L. Carroll, G. W, Sanderlin... 
J. L. Carroll, G. W, Sanderlin... 
J. L. Carroll, G.W. Sanderlin. 

N. B, Cobb . N. B. Brough ton 

N.B.Cohb.N. B. Broughton . 

N. B.Cobb, CM. Cooke 

N. B. Cobb. F. R. Underwood. 
J. D. Huf ham, F. R. Underwood 
J. D. H\if ham, F. R. Underwood 

J. D. Huf ham. Wm. Biges 

Wm. Biggs, George W. Greene . 

Wm. Iiig'^s, N.I,. Shaw 

Wm, Biggs, -V . B. Broughtou 

Wm, Biggs, \V. L. Wright 

N. B, Brougliton, X. L.Shavv 

N. B.Broughton, N, L.Shaw 

.V. B. Brougliton, N. L. Shaw 

N. B.Brou-jhton, G.W.Greene . 
N.B. Broughtou. G. W. Greene . 
N. B. Hrouy htoii, G. W. Greene. 
N . B. Broug h ton , G . W. ( ". veen e . 
N.B. Broughton, G, W. Greene - 
N. B. Brough ton, G. W.Greene. 

N. B. Broughton, N". B.Cobb 

N. B.Broughton, N. H.Cobb. 

N. B.Broughton, N.B.Cobb 

N. B. Broughton. N. H. Cobb. 
N.B. Broughton, N.B.Cobb. 
N. B.Broughioti,H.C. .Moore — 
N'.B. Broughton, H.C. Moore.- 
N. B. Broughton. H.C.Moore.. 



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CorreKpotuling .Secretary. 



Preacher of Introductory 
Sermon. 



Henry Austin 

Henry Austin 

Heurv Austin 

Charles McAlisier- 
Charles McAlister- 

William Roles 

Amos J. Battle 



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all Jordan | Amos J Battle 

ill Jordan James b.Furefoy- 

11 Jordan 1 James b. Pnrefov- 

heeler ! Ja™es b. Purefoy_ 

James S. Puretoy- 
James S. Piuefoy-. 
James S. Purefoy. 
lames S. Purefoy^ 
James S. Purefoy- 

^^'tTrv'" " '.^.-—' J- i James S. Purefoy- 

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arbroueh i James h. Purefoy- 

Wingate_: James S. Purefoy. 

Winlate | James S. Purefoy- 

ikinner i James S. Purefoy- 

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Samuel Wait. 
John Armstrong. 
Wm.P.Biddle. 
David S.Williams. 
(Minutes mutilated.) 
John Kerr. 
John Armstrong. 



James S. Purefoy. 

S. S. Biddle 

James S. I'urefoy. 
Janies S. Purefov- 



James S. Mims. 
John Armstrong. 
J. J. Finch. 
Wm. Hill Jordan. 
_. J. J. Finch. 
' Eli Phillips. 
K. McNabb. 
G.M.Thompson. 
W.T.Brooks. 
J.S. Purefoy. 
David S. Williams. 
C. R.Hendrickson. 
John B. White. 
Wm. Hooper. 
James McDaiiiel. 
R. I.Devin. 
A. McDowell. 
T. W . Tobey. 
(President reviewed history of 

Convention.) 
T.E. Skinner. 
T. H. Pritchard. 
J.S.Walthall. 
H.Pttty. 
John Mitchell. 
N. B. Cobb. 
(No record.) 



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^obb Supt,Army Miss. and Colp—-; James S. Puretoy__-- 

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'obb.'cor". s'ecVs: S. Board m James S. Purefoy—- 

W liters Cor. Sec. State Miss. Board. James b. Pureioy 

■W'lUers' Sec. state Miss. Board James S. Puretoy 

•alters Sec. State Miss. Board James S. Puretoy 

Walters' Sec. State Miss. Board 1 James S. Purefoy 

.Wi.l'.ersisec.of Mission Board 1 James S. Purefoy w.lHpm Rovall 

.,,fi,„„, . _ I James S. Purefoy William Koyaii. 

Infham -! John G.Williams W. M. \Vmgate. 

1nt-ha n -"--^ I John G.Williams J-C^»!,^^\ 

! fham ^ John G.Williams R.H. Marsh. 

^JichaXon John G.Williams C.T.Bailey. 

^M h^rdton ; John G Williams H.A.Brown. 

'^ c ardsCu " i John G.Williams T. W. Babb 

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tichara.-,on , Jordan Womb!e,Jr j J.A.Mundy^ 

" I B.F.Montague R.H. Griffith. 

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KRav B.F.Montague - T.E.Skiuner. 

KRav B.F.Montague H.A.Brown. 

KR«v —■' B.K. Montague | A. G. McManaway, 

FRav John T.PulIen 1 C.A.Jenkins. 

h.Ray I J ^^^ T.PulIen | J. M. McManaway. 



A. McDowell. 

J. B. Hardwick 

Jas.P. Bovce, of S.Carolina. 

J. L. Carroll. 

John Mitchell. 

J.L.Carroll 



K. Kay- 
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T.H.Briggs 1 R.T.Vann. 



Fabins H.Briggs H. ^^ . Battle. 

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rh n —'■ J.D.Boush'.ll J. S. Hal daway. 

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